ThrowDown in T-Town

October 26, 2014  •  1 Comment

Twice a year, Tulsa walks away from the their TV's, games, and festivals and arrive at Tulsa Raceway Park for Throwdown in T-Town. This event draws in some of the fastest drag cars on the planet and puts them on display for all of Tulsa to see, atleast 70,000 of us atleast. It is one of the few motorsport events left where access to the drivers and their cars are included in the price of admission, which happens to be free (just $10 dollars for parking).  This fall featured 2 top fuel dragsters, the fastest street legal truck to ever go down the strip and a great collections of other bad machines. This fall also included opportunities to go down the strip in the two headed dragster, eat corndogs, get thrown from a mechanical bull or enjoy one of the 4 great concerts. 

Mechanic rebuilds the transmission for a top fuel dragster The races are truly a family event Kieth Haney's one of a kind engine

Scott Palmer and team tune his car The wheel on the wheelie bar, notice the rubber on the bracket the front clip off a TWO THOUSAND horsepower mustang

Early in the day the Junior dragsters run. The Junior dragster young racers get experience on the track and get a strong understanding of building dragsters. A driver can start running in the junior dragster class at the age of 5 and can continue until they are 17. The dragsters are approximately half scale when compared to Top Fuel Dragsters. It is seen as the breeding ground of future Top Fuel drivers.

A dad pushes a junior dragster back to do the burn out check out creases on the tires during launch A junior dragster mid burnout Scott Palmer destroying a set of tires

After the junior dragsters run, the big boys come out and pull wheelies and put down incredible times. The crowd screams, the tires squeal and the turbos whine as new champions are crowned. From vintage muscle cars to modern machines, 70,000 people in the crowd laugh and cheer as each goes down the strip. They have their favorites, and you're to come out in the spring and find your pick out your favorites.

Almost off the ground all the way off the ground Jeff House prepares to launch The fastest street legal truck to ever run down a drag strip any where on the planet

 

Stupid Fast Racing... nuff said yelp, a Mustang, 2 parachutes and capacity crowd


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1.Robin(non-registered)
Great pics of wonderful machines.
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