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From those humble beginnings to modern times, when a modern Top Fueler can go feet in a tick over three seconds at speeds topping mph, we present a brief history of drag racing, hitting important milestones along the never-ending quest for the perfect pass. Whatever the case, the quarter-mile soon became the default race-distance measurement. In the stock classes, after years of Detroit perpetually under-rating their engines to gain advantage on the track and with insurance companies, no doubt the NHRA develops their own horsepower figures.
This isn't a vintage photo. It's part of the starting-line re-creation inside the Lions Drag Strip Museum, which recently held its grand opening. It brought us back this past week for the grand opening of the Lions Drag Strip Museum.