Sick with a cold since Friday, but it didn't prevent me from inhaling nitro on Saturday night. To anyone who has never witnessed Top Fuel, it's one of the most amazing spectacles your senses will ever assimilate. To watch a stationary object accelerate to a distant point on the horizon - inside of four seconds - leaving a trail of immense thunder is something everyone should experience.
It's hard-to-fathom math... an eight cylinder engine developing 8,000 horsepower; that's one thousand horsepower PER cylinder! Or about the same power as a Bugatti Veyron PER CYLINDER... times EIGHT! It's nirvana for the vocationally inclined. It's sheer testosterone for teenagers. And for a fleeting moment... it made this old fart forget about finances, future and femmes.
If you ever get the chance, add Top Fuel to the bucket list!