I spent Saturday and Sunday at Pacific Raceways watching the Pacific Northwest Nationals. It’s a pretty impressive thing. I had not been to a top level NHRA event before.
Top Fuel dragsters and funny cars are serious business. Sitting behind the starting line allowed me the shocking experience of what 10,000+ hp looks like. It rattled my view of the world and made me unable to really see anything clearly for 4 seconds at a time. I’m still not sure if that’s more due to the heat distortion, or due to the immense vibration and pressure waves coming off of those cars.
The other classes were lots of fun to watch too. Here are some random photos I of stuff I liked.