Traditionally, a drag strip is 1,320 feet, which equals a quarter-mile. (One mile equals 5,280 feet.) Many classes in NHRA drag racing—actually, all but the Top Fuel and Funny Car classes—still compete on a quarter-mile course.
Why did drag racing go to 1000 feet?
NHRA cuts race distance to 1000 feet: Move made to enhance safety after Kalitta’s death. … After Kalitta’s crash, several drivers complained that the runoff area at the Englishtown track was not long enough. The NHRA said the change was made in collaboration with the race teams.
How much does the fuel cost for a Top Fuel dragster?
… Nitromethane used to power the engines of NHRA Top Fuel dragsters and Funny Cars costs about $16 US per gallon!
What is the fastest 1/4 mile time for a street legal car?
It was the world’s quickest and fastest street legal car in the 1/4 mile as of June 2012, with a 6.59 @ 220 mph elapsed time. Jeff Lutz is now the fastest street legal in the world with a time of 5.85 @250 mph.
Is drag racing a dying sport?
So the real answer is YES. We are losing Future drag racers and present drag racers.