Guy Stuck to the Track Like a Fly Is Why Drag Strip Results Are So Next Level

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There's this series on YouTube that's called "Real-world drag races," and, we must say, we get why it must have sounded like a great idea initially. Very few people actually race their cars on a drag strip, so it's the performance on regular asphalt they should be more interested in.
Sadly, Lovecars, the channel that ran the series, made a few mistakes in the way they implemented the concept, so now we're witnessing its last few days. For one thing, they only allowed one run. If one driver fell asleep and missed the start, bad luck, he doesn't get a re-run, and neither do we.

That meant that what was supposed to be a contest between cars, more often than not, turned into a battle of the driver's reaction times. We all know how important the start is between two evenly matched cars, especially when it's not the time that matters, but who crosses the line first.

And then we have channels such as Drag Times, where almost every run takes place on the prepped surface of a drag strip in sunny Florida. That's pretty close to what you would describe as "perfect conditions," though if you consider the track surface, we'd say it's actually more than perfect.

That's why you constantly see Brooks, the man running the Drag Times channel, setting quarter-mile records in various cars from his impressive garage. When the track doesn't just offer good traction but actually sticks to rubbery surfaces, having a rear-wheel-drive-only car ceases to be a problem because wheelspin is almost literally impossible.

We've seen people testing the track's stickiness using their feet, but we bet you haven't seen something like this in a while: a guy stranded in the middle of the lane struggling to lift his feet off the ground without taking the shoes off his feet. Now that we think about it you might have seen it, but it was probably in a cartoon.

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"Boy meets car, boy loves car, boy gets journalism degree and starts job writing and editing at a car magazine" - 5/5. (Vlad Mitrache if he was a movie)
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