How to Drag Race (SA-Design) (Performance How-to)

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America s love affair with drag racing has been going strong for over 50 years, and it has never been easier to get involved and go racing. You can bet that on any given weekend, there s a drag race happening somewhere near you. Whether you re bracket racing your daily driver, tuning the new suspension setup on your weekend bracket racer, or competing in one of many pro classes, drag racing is the participation motorsport of choice.
At each drag strip, you ll find a mix of hardened veterans, first timers, and everything in between. The trick to a rewarding experience each and every time out is to know what to do, how to do it, and how to go as fast as you possibly can. In How to Drag Race, author Kevin McKenna, editor at National DRAGSTER, NHRA's weekly news magazine, gives enthusiasts of all experience levels advice on how to take their drag racing to the next level.
McKenna uses more than 300 color photos to show you what to expect your first time out, how to set your street or racecar up for consistency and speed, and driving technique for enthusiasts at all levels. He discusses tires, safety equipment, driving aids like line-locks and delay boxes, choosing a class, and advanced racer math. Special sections detail how to maximize your current setup and strategy bracket racing success.
If you have ever thought it would be fun to give drag racing a try, this book is for you.

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Kevin McKenna was barely a teenager when he made his first trip to the drag races but he quickly realized that the world's fastest motorsport would eventually become his life's work. A former race official who at one time or another has performed nearly ever duty necessary to conduct an event (including one very forgettable stint as a track announcer), he eventually settled into a career as a motorsports journalist. Throughout his career, McKenna has written for a number of automotive and motorcycle publications including United Racer, Drag Review, Super Stock & Drag Illustrated, Cycle World, and Cycle News. For the last 17 years, he has worked as an editor at National DRAGSTER, NHRA's weekly news magazine. McKenna resides in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

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No matter if you want to race or just understand what you are seeing from the spectator stands you will find How to Drag Race and excellent read. ---Performance in Motion, Dec. 2008/Jan. 2009

This softback book is clear and easy to read, and comes highly recommended by ACW. ---American Car World, October 2008

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