A drag race is an acceleration contest from a standing start between two vehicles over a straight line and a measured distance, whoever makes it to the finish line first wins. A drag race is initiated by the Christmas Tree, an electronic lighting device that activates a timer by each vehicle, which is then stopped once that same vehicle crosses the finish line.

Before the race, cars wait in what is known as a staging line. This basically means they sit in a line waiting for their turn to race. This is a time for drivers to make any last-minute adjustments to their cars. When it is their turn to race, cars have the option of passing through the WATER BOX which is a section of road that has been hosed down with water for cars to perform a BURNOUT, where the driver performs a wheelspin to clean and heat the tires, also usually producing a lot of noise and smoke.

At a drag racing event, there are a series of individual 경마사이트 matchups between two cars called eliminations. The losing racer in each contest is eliminated, and the winning racers continue until one remains. The time it takes for the vehicle to go from start to finish is what’s known as an elapsed time, which measures performance and determines handicaps during competition.

Funny cars were introduced which were comprised of a one piece fiber glass body which had to be lifted up so the driver could climb inside. However, it wasn’t until Don Garlit’s front-motored dragster suffered a transmission explosion which split his car in half and cut off his right foot, he vowed to invent a car with the engine in the back capable of being a winner. He succeeded and within two years all car engines sat behind the drivers. 

Part of the fun of drag racing is trying to improve the scores in these different areas through tuning the car or working on specific driving skills. Drag racing on the street is not legal and shouldn’t ever be done. You’re only going in a straight line, but anything can happen and it can be extraordinarily dangerous.