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Frequent Flyer Miles—NMRA Bowling Green Was A Wheels-Up Affair

Posted By: Evan J. Smith
Frequent Flyer Miles—NMRA Bowling Green Was A Wheels-Up Affair
By Evan J. Smith
The drag racing launch is exciting for fans and racers alike. Mastering the perfect drag racing launch is another story entirely. Some cars remain stuck like glue, with the front tires never leaving the track, while others stand up with the skinnies dangling for hundreds of feet. It’s up to the drivers to figure out the perfect tire pressure, suspension setup and launch rpm for the given conditions. Racers use data-logging and experience to make the necessary adjustments, and the you head to the line and let it all hang out. suspension car like a Coyote or factory Stocker. There’s no arguing the fact that wheelies create drama. They are fun to watch, fun to do (most of the time) and certainly fun to photograph.
It’s common at NMRA races to see wheelies, some big and some really big, and the traction was just right at the recent 24th Annual Whipple Superchargers NMRA All-Ford World Finals presented by Competition Clutch & Holley Intergalactic Ford Festival for some serious air time.
Our photogs were on the case, and did a nice job capturing the variety of cars, drivers and classes as they launched off the Beech Bend Raceway Park line with poise and style. Some lifted in smooth fashion, while others shot to the moon, with the drivers doing everything possible to bring the nose to earth in a controlled manner. In any case, the NMRA World Finals gave fans something incredible to watch. We hope you enjoy our gallery of wheelies and we hope to see you in Orlando, Florida for the NMRA Spring Break Shootout March 2-5.


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