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FlyinRazorback

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I have always enjoyed NASCAR but never really payed alot of attention to NHRA. Well, my brother talked me into attending the final day of the O'Reilley Mid-South Nationals in Memphis this past weekend and I can only say one thing: AWESOME! I was truly blown away. TV does not do these machines any justice. Just the thought of 6500 HP and 315+mph is enough to make you shudder, but to see it in person is an event definitely worth going to. If you haven't ever been to an NHRA event, I strongly recommend it if they come to your area. You will not regret it.
 

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When I lived in Florida I went to the gatornationals in Gainsville every year, and I photographed the Pennziol Nats in Memphis for a race team, and your right AWESOME!!! 6000+ horsepower , ground shaking, nitro and rubber burning, you gotta see it in person! Nothing like it in the world!
 

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My brother convinced me to watch the first top fuel run without earplugs. Big, big mistake. I felt like my eardrums were going to burst and my head was going to explode. Everything inside of you shakes as they rumble to the finish line.
 

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Hey, that's how I felt about nascar too. I thought it wasn't that cool till I saw it in person. However I still love my drag racing more.
 

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I like all kinds of motor sports. I had a 71 camaro I used to bracket race. Many years ago I was at Firebird raceway in Phoenix for a national drag race, standing near the fence about 300 feet down from the start. A top fuel dragster made it about 150 feet down the track when the front wheels lifted and it veered toward the crowd. It was already going so fast I probably didn't get two steps away from the fence when it went flying past. Thats enough adrenalin for me, I can't imagine what driving one is like!
 

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WOW! Talk about bringing an old post back to life. Check out the date I first posted this, LOL!
 
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