Top Fuel drag cars are probably the most outrageous machines with four wheels, a human behind the wheel and an engine behind. These are the apex predators of drag racing circuits and the people driving them are at the top end of humanity in the evolutionary terms. They are fast, have cat-like reflexes, are calm, have a pair of balls of steel and a mindset only selected few can reach. The machines they are operating are as close to blowing up at any moment as one could imagine. Some estimated that each cylinder in certain Top Fuel dragsters produces more than 1.000hp. To measure its acceleration a special device had to be invented and to operate these beasts a special type of driver is needed.
Here, you have a chance to acquaint yourself with a man called Doug Kalitta. The 80-second video shows just how incredibly skillful Kalitta is. Slow motion video reveals that the Top Fuel dragster twists and moves around at every second, but the driver inside is able to keep it composed. Mac Tools Top Fuel Dragster he was driving at the NHRA Kansas Nationals only a few days ago had a rough start of the race. The Dragster steered toward the crowd, but Kalitta succeeded in steering the tiny front wheels and corrected it for the full-fledged acceleration frenzy to the finish line. He did manage to straight up the car and reach the end of the race beating his adversary and taking the winning title off the NHRA Kansas Nationals. This slow-motion video perfectly sums up how much stress do drivers of the magnificent Top Fuel dragsters really have. The whole chassis and the exterior panels are twisting and moving around as the dragster start its dance towards some ridiculous speeds.Tags: drag race, Drag Racing, dragster, Top Fuel, Top Fuel Dragster