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Drag Race Technology - Volume 3

€24.00 (£20.00)

September 2012

Behind the astonishing spectacle of professional drag racing is extreme engineering that is ultra-tightly focused but compared to other forms of motorsport no less complex for that. If anything the puzzle gets harder, the fewer are the variables that make the difference between winning and losing. The challenge of engineering and controlling the fastest accelerating vehicles in the world is thus a fascinating one that is revealed annually by Drag Race Technology. This publication uniquely gets to the nuts and bolts of a range of drag race cars, bikes and boats from around the world representing the state of the art in straight-line engineering and reveals the technologies that provide the winning edge.

Contents are:

  • Intro: THE EDITOR - Variety is the spice of life in drag racing
  • Grid: IN THE NEWS - The latest news from the fire-up lane
  • Profile: ERBACHER RACING TOP FUEL DRAGSTER - European Top Fuel champion Urs Erbacher shares some of the secrets of his success with Lawrence Butcher
  • Insight: TORQUE CONVERTERS - David Cooper gives a guide to the torque converter – from the principles behind it to its design, materials, manufacture and set-up
  • Focus: SPORTSMAN CHASSIS - Lawrence Butcher delves into the world of Sportsman-level drag racing, with a look at current chassis technology
  • Insight: DRIVING - Tiff Daniels reports on the importance of mental focus in drag racing and the methods drivers use to get their focus just right
  • Insight: PIT EQUIPMENT - What counts as vital kit for teams on their journey through the drag race calendar? Anne Proffit reports
  • Focus: ENGINE SUPPLY SYSTEMS - David Cooper examines the technologies behind the manufacture and design of the range of systems that feed current drag racing engines
  • Profile: TOP FUEL HYDROPLANE - Lawrence Butcher investigates one of the fastest boats in the world, Eddie Knox’s ‘Problem Child’ Top Fuel Hydroplane
  • TECH REVIEW - Anne Proffit reports on the progress some drag race teams have made during 2012 to give them a winning edge
  • DIRECTORY - The Drag Racer’s resource
  • PS: THE HEMI - Lawrence Butcher looks at the roots of ‘the’ drag racing engine

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