Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt

Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Drag racing is a competition in which specially-prepared automobiles or motorcycles compete two at a time to be the first to cross a set finish line, from a standing start, in a straight line, over a measured distance, most commonly mile (402 m). The race track, known as a drag strip, uses an electronic timing system to determine the winner. Before each race (also known as a pass), each driver is allowed to perform a burnout, which heats the driving tires and lays rubber down at the beginning of the track, improving traction. Each driver then lines up (or stages) at the starting line. Races are started electronically by a system known as a "Christmas tree" . The Christmas tree consists of a column of lights for each driver/lane. In each column, the top two lights are small amber lights connected to light beams on the track, which when broken by the vehicle's front tire(s) indicate that the driver has pre-staged (approximately 7 inches (180 mm) from the starting line) and then staged (at the starting line).show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 213g
  • Fer Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136510480
  • 9786136510484