NHRA to host first ever four-lane drag race
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    NHRA to host first ever four-lane drag race

    Your eyes do not deceive you – what you see above is four lanes of funny car action at the zMax Dragway in Charlotte, NC, built specifically for such shenanigans. That was just an exhibition run, but the National Hot Rod Association has announced that this year it will run 4-up racing in anger at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in two months.

    The zMax venue is like two traditional drag racing setups put side-by-side and separated by a retaining wall. The track's chairman calls it "the Bellagio of drag strips," All four classes, Top Fuel dragsters, Funny Cars, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle will run in quadruples throughout the three days of competition, from qualifying to finals. The new method will shorten the final elimination round to about 3.5 hours, but should up the excitement scale to make up for it.

    Top Fuel's 14-time champion John Force called the coming event "our version of March Madness." At 300 miles per hour.

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    Back in the '60s-70's there were a few 4 wide drag strips that used to run events.One of them was Dragway 42 here in West Salem,Ohio.I got to see a couple races there with my uncle,who had a '53 Studebaker gasser with a chrysler engine. The event at Z-Max will be a first for a National event.I'm putting this race on the list for this year.
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    I think they should make it a little more exciting. Take away the dividers and line up 10 at a time.

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    Do you know how hard it is going to be to stage a fuel car having to look at both the left and right trees to see who is pre staged, then staged? Or a top alcohol funny car?!!!
    This is going to get interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wannabe View Post
    This is going to get interesting.
    oooooooo yeah
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    Wow, im pretty excited to see this... IF it happens to be one of the races good ol' TSN carries up here in Canada, or they crack Nagra 3...

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