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Ugh FUCK. IT'S TORQUE, NOT TORGUE.
TOP FUEL ACCELERATION PUT INTO PERSPECTIVE
One Top Fuel dragster 500 cubic-inch Hemi engine makes more horsepower (10,000 HP) than the first 5 rows at the Daytona 500.
Under full throttle, a dragster engine consumes 1.2-1.5 gallons of nitro methane per second; a fully loaded 747 consumes jet fuel at the same rate with 25% less energy being produced.
A stock Dodge Hemi V8 engine cannot produce enough power to merely drive the dragster's supercharger.
With 3000 CFM of air being rammed in by the supercharger on overdrive, the fuel mixture is compressed into a near-solid form before ignition. Cylinders run on the verge of hydraulic lock at full throttle.
At the stoichiometric 1.7:1 air/fuel mixture for nitro methane the flame front temperature measures 7050 degrees F.
Nitromethane burns yellow. The spectacular white flame seen above the stacks at night is raw burning hydrogen, dissociated from atmospheric water vapor by the searing exhaust gases.
Dual magnetos supply 44 amps to each spark plug.This is the output of an arc welder in each cylinder.
Spark plug electrodes are totally consumed during a pass. After 1/2 way, the engine is dieseling from compression plus the glow of exhaust valves at 1400 degrees F. The engine can only be shut down by cutting the fuel flow.
If spark momentarily fails early in the run, unburned nitro builds up in the affected cylinders and then explodes with sufficient force to blow cylinder heads off the block in pieces or split the block in half.
Dragsters reach over 300 MPH before you have completed reading this sentence.
In order to exceed 300 MPH in 4.5 seconds, dragsters must accelerate an average of over 4 G's. In order to reach 200 MPH well before half-track, the launch acce leration approaches 8 G's.
Top Fuel engines turn approximately 540 revolutions from light to light!
Including the burnout, the engine must only survive 900 revolutions under load.
The redline is actually quite high at 9500 RPM.
THE BOTTOM LINE: Assuming all the equipment is paid off, the crew worked for free, & for once, NOTHING BLOWS UP, each run costs an estimated $1,000 per second.
0 to 100 MPH in .8 seconds (the first 60 feet of the run)0 to 200 MPH in 2.2 seconds (the first 350 feet of the run)6 g-forces at the starting line (nothing accelerates faster on land)6 negative g-forces upon deployment of twin â€˜chutes at 300 MPH An NHRA Top Fuel Dragster accelerates quicker than any other land vehicle on earth . . quicker than a jet fighter plane . . . quicker than the space shuttle.
The current Top Fuel dragster elapsed time record is 4.420 seconds for the quarter-mile (2004, Doug Kalitta). The top speed record is 337.58 MPH as measured over the last 66' of the run (2005, Tony Schumacher).
Putting this all into perspective:
You are driving the average $140,000 Lingenfelter twin-turbo powered Corvette Z06. Over a mile up the road, a Top Fuel dragster is staged & ready to launch down a quarter-mile strip as you pass. You have the advantage of a flying start. You run the 'Vette hard up through the gears and blast across the starting line & pass the dragster at an honest 200 MPH. The 'tree' goes green for both of you at that moment.
The dragster launches & starts after you. You keep your foot down hard, but you hear an incredibly brutal whine that sears your eardrums & within 3 seconds the dragster catches & passes you.He beats you to the finish line, a quarter-mile away from where you just passed him. Think about it - from a standing start, the dragster had spotted you 200 MPH & not only caught, but nearly blasted you off the road when he passed you within a mere 1320 foot long race!
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I’m amazed by the photo. Either a super fast shutter speed or a super bright flash dumped super fast.
It's hard to believe the tires don't just twist open like a piece of taffy
For anyone interested, here's Big Daddy Don Garlits telling the story of how he got his foot blown off while racing a dragster. He then goes on to tell how he developed the rear-engined dragster to avoid the horrific deaths and injuries caused by the slingshot dragsters.
This design is intentional. The wrinkle wall design acts like a slingshot.
Looks like my ex-wifes ass
when tires explode do you take them to the torgue?
What pressure are the tires typically inflated to?
That Torgue guy is one strong sunavabitch!
Although you are correct, a top fuel dragster does produce a ton of torque. Drag slicks are super soft and the walls are designed to wrinkle, but that thing wrinkles them like crazy
I love the way the tyres on a top fuel car act as a form of gearing throughout a run to compensate for the single gear drivetrain that is needed to control such levels of power...
Because of the massive amounts of power and the speed these cars move, changing gears just isn't practical, so they use a direct drivetrain with a clutch to transfer the power - which welds itself together over the course of a run.To give some form of gearing, they use the tyres - at launch, the tyres twisty and distort like in the op's image, which has the effect of both increasing the contract patch between the tyre and the ground (the more rubber in contact with the ground, the more grip), and also shrinks the diameter of the tyre, which works like using a small gear. The ring of bolts you see around the rim? Those hold the tyre in place and prevent the room spinning and ripping off the tyre.As the car moves off and picks up speed, the tyres return to their normal shape, which increases their diameter, and works like changing up a gear to make the car move faster.After that, the forces put through the tyres and the speed they are rotating starts to balloon out the tyre increases its diameter further, effectively changing up another gear and letting three car hit its top speed.
OH F*K YEAH THAT SHT IS CRAZY!!!
additional fun fact about drag tires: As they spin faster, they stretch out and their diameter increases. This effectively increases the final gear ratio and acts as a transmission so the driver doesnt have to shift!
torgue explode when you reload them.
This is another bit of trivia. When you see all those little bolts inside the rim that’s the tire actually being fastened to the rim. When they first started with these super high torque engines, the friction from the tire wasn’t enough to keep up. And the wheel would spin fast enough to actually shred the tire off. I may be getting my terminology wrong here, but the point is they had to put a bunch of fasteners on there to prevent the rim from simply discarding the tire like a dog shaking off water.
My grandfather, long ago RIP, was an old racing car mechanic and this was an early problem. That’s why the tires kept getting fatter and fatter and they started bolting them on. Because the tire technology was from huge manufacturers and they couldn’t do much about it. They had the ability to keep putting bigger and bigger engines in and super charging them and turbo and higher octanes and whatever else, but the mechanics of the tires were still tires.
Amazing breakdown. Thanks so much.
What psi do these tires run at?
I love sitting at the starting line and feeling the power of the dragster shake your bones!
My face when I look down to take a selfie
And that is why those tires are locked in place onto the rim with bead locks.
And insane traction. Need both.
Is there a sub for stuff like this? Machines with extreme power?
How am I the only one to comment on this.
Not this again…
You know, there would be much more race to enjoy if they didn't drive so fast!
337.58 mph == 0.4399x the speed.of sound.
Would love to see a slo-mo of that.
Demonstration of a Top Fuel Dragsters fuel pump.
Think that's big? This is nothing compared to what the Space Shuttle's main engines can consume....
Dragster fuel pump
That's why they don't last more than one run down the strip
YouTube title much?
Foind the car guy reposted. Originally this was titled what 10,000hp does to a drag tire. Correct answer it's the torque.
Source... I know a little about many things but dont know everything about anything.
"Do you even 'torgue'"?
They call them wrinkle walls for a reason.
A combination of torque and under inflated tires does this actually but top fuel dragsters are nuts. Love your fact sheet OP!
The real reason this happens is that the tire is extremely soft. It will fold over on itself like heavy cloth if left unaired, where a normal car tire will not.
They are designed this way partially to help remove some of the shock from the tires being spun so fast. It helps lessen the load on the car and gain better traction.
"a drag slick working exactly like it's supposed to"
This is why horses always need new shoes.
I understand that a few years back it was determined, when diagnosing why dragsters front tires had less pressure after a race than before, that the Schraeder valve was susceptible to air loss due to the effects of centrifugal force and therefore teams now use Presta valves.
Loads of torgue and those dragways are specifically made "sticky" for increased friction.
Just curious, are there any all electric dragsters in the making? Curious to see what kind of speed and acceleration can be achieved through a purpose built electric motor in a dragster form.
Yes, we all saw this a few days ago too.
wow can this picture along with these stats get reposted more please?
Being sick sucks
Love the crinkle....
I had a picture of a shirtless fat person in a Hula competition once. looked exactly like this.
This really is not as impressive as it looks. Those are crinkle wall tires and they are made to do this. The side walls are super thin. Nothing like your average passenger car tire.
Top fuel is kick ass but this looks more awesome than it is.
Trump is bad.
Mr. Torgue says, "EXPLOSIONS!"
I think this is a pretty common move in volley
Dude jumped like two meters into the air........
This is a fairly common tactic in volleyball.
Source: I'm an expert women's beach volleyball watcher.
Eyes on the ball not the player.
Hit em with the pipe
Anyone else going to comment on the crowd? Imagine standing that close to a volleyball court and that deep, what happens when the ball goes out of bounds, do the players jump up and start running on people?
Actually that's basic volleyball strategy. Good move tho
This is one most common plays in volleyball. You use it almost every time you can, I don't know what's so special about this.
Love running a good stack, pay attention to the setter broskis!
That set was AMAZING.
Go! Go! Let’s Go! Let’s Go! Dateko!
totally thought this was going to be about college kids and east-german spies and paintball and sexy double-agents...
Holy shit so people actually do this and this is npt some Anime BS from Haikyuu!?
Brb signing up for Volleyball I guess O.O
would love to see these guys at the Olympics
Even in slowmo I got tricked
it's called a fake
All I can see is the first guy floating in the air at will
Every time I see this I wish there was a full speed version.
Sorry to anyone who tried to ⌘F
Meanwhile in Poland (currently reigning Double World Champions (2014 and 2018)...)
I always loved hitting out of the back row. No worries about getting into the net - just blast away.
I wasn't this good at it, mind you - could never hit down on the ball that well. Even in my most athletic days when I could get well over the net I just never got the technique down for hitting REALLY down on the ball.
I really love this move
This play is commonly referred to as an "X" ball by those who actually play volleyball. Yes, can be effective when pulled off and quite dramatic. However, when it goes wrong (which of often does) you get a triple block right in the middle of the court and it can be as dramatic in favour of the defence too. People get "roofed" or "stuffed" pretty regularly (volleyball slang for a big block) on this play by well coached teams.
Source: Played for 20 years and was captain of my college team.
The crowd was not impressed
Didn't know you were allowed to catch and throw the ball for a set.
That's just awful defense
Last thing I ever want to see in life is a large black man with Kenya on his back with a 3 ft vertical coming to spike a ball at my face.
Black people, amirite?
Lmao they made Haikyuu into a real thing
Acetone. Aka nail polish remover.
Cut it out with a scissors
O gatta patatta
I'm not sure anyone would do it gladly but spot remover/spiff can remove these prints. Methylene chloride. You could contact a local screen printer and see if they have any ideas or if they would be willing to spiff it out. If it looks like a heat transfer rather than a screen print, heating it from the inside with an iron will allow you to peel the letters off and would reduce the amount of spiff you'd need to use. It might make acetone an option. Be careful though because sports garments that are polyester will stretch and become misshapen if heated for too long. Regardless of how you decide to do it, try it on another garment you're willing to mess up.
Try applying really warm water on it. Should work.
Surprisingly, the quokka is one of the few Australian animals that is not terrifying.
What number is that
It is fucking amazing how quickly that printed those.
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”Martin Luther King, Jr.
Should of kept his mouth shut. Because it’s just super obvious all they care about the money.
Fuck the NBA, and fuck China! You too blizzard, you are all fucking shit up hard.
LeBron has always been the definition of fake woke
As a Laker's fan, I'm deeply disappointed in Lebron's comments. The fact that he's disguising his conflict of interest as a need to monitor freedom of speech is utterly disgusting.
I'm speaking of course due to his "Space Jam 2" movie coming out and and not wanting to get black-listed in the China market.
Nobody can ruin their reputation like Blizzard did last week!
LeBron: hold my beer.
What did he do?
LeBron was never my favorite basketball player though I liked watching him play. I respected that he seemed to stand for something more and would speak out about social wrongs.
After he's bent over for China like this over money I've lost almost all respect I had for him as someone who stands up for people and helps them.
I love that Lebron James (high school diploma) tells Daryl Morey (MIT) that he is uneducated on the subject
Are we finally all aboard the "fuck LeBron" train?
I've been keeping the engine lit and ready for years.
Good. Lebron is a piece of shit after this. Use to respect him for his off the court work, but this is appalling.
Money talks. Lebron knows that the Chine$e market is far more profitable than anything else.
Someone make some hentai with lebron James and ugly bastard tags.
That is not a flattering picture
And on this day, the 15th of October 2019, The meme Mao Zebron Qing James was born.
Few more jersey burning and it'll be Cleveland 2010 but more intense.
Lebron lames with the selective wokeness
In what way are we (America) able to help? Besides bitching anonymously online
Oh man, the "shut up and dribble" thing ain't aging too well.
He should of just kept his mouth shut and do what he does best and dribble. Politics ain't for everyone.
When LeBron shits the bed like a big stupid-head, that's a Morey.
He has said some dumb shit before, but he finally lost me on this one. I guess if it's not going to benefit black people, he doesn't give a fuck.
He got mad for people suggesting that he "shut up and dribble", but when push came to shove, he did just that.
Why are the signs in Hong Kong in English?
This is just like when he went to South Beach all over again /s
It ain't "I promise", it's "We promise"
The only time I think it’d be cool for outrage culture to get someone fired.. imagine the lakers dropping lebron hahaha
China got some blackmail here I bet
Will someone plz hack the Lakers walkout video and put this on the big screen?
LeClown making that post was the most meta thing of the 21st century. It's like irony came up and saw that it's twin, irony slipped on a banana peel. Then irony kicked irony in the balls.
Free Hong Kong!!!! We support you from the United States! We're fixing it is as fast as we can on our side as well.
Let's see the reception LeClown receives during his next home game. What a fraud.
Better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.
Lebron done fucked up
This is why they told you to stick to basketball bud..
Okay that's pretty funny in contrast to the seriousness of it all
Lebron had zero clue wtf he was talking about when he spoke up.
He heard the cliff notes and felt like he had to say something when asked. If he didn’t give his own ‘educated’ opinion... he’d fall for the whole ‘shut up and dribble’ he’s adamantly fought against for a year+.
IMO- he thought he said what was popular. He wanted to say the ‘right’ popular thing but didn’t understand what was happening.
Not to mention, he has a movie coming out (Space Jam) which hinges on the reception from overseas. So clearly if he knew his opinion was the unpopular one... he would have just shut up and dribbled.
I'm really surprised even all of the LeBron stans I know are admitting how awful he's been to be honest.
Well, time to start printing some daryl morey shirts nba. There's money to be made in hong kong.
And you want to be the GOAT? Nope.
Scary. And this is in the part of China that wants freedom.
What was it Yeats said in The Second Coming? The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of PASSIONATE INTENSITY. Damn, LeBron went full Mr. Burns in his tirade. I question whether he understands what exactly is happening in Hong Kong and why the people there don’t want to become slaves to a violent authoritarian regime. Or maybe he does and is really that greedy and selfish .
LeBron James is the all time greatest hypocrite, at least he’s finally beating MJ at something.
What did lebron say? Im outta the loop
What’d he say?
As with every protest, the sign makers are the ones profiting. /🙂
Now I know why Hollywood and the NBA are so vocal against Trump, because Trump's been going after China since day one.
Trump bad, china good. Thank you South Park.
Serious question from an ignorant supporter, where are hong kong people getting resources? I would think by now china would have tried to block any sort of transaction coming from outside (provided is a country-wide protest). Also, how big are the protests? Are the just happening in one city, are there several, is it all the country, how does Hong Kong work right now?
What did LB say?
They are busy protesting for their freedom and getting shot in the process, but they still have time to also protest stupid things an American says? Wow. I am impressed.
I really wish Morey wouldn't have deleted his tweet. It feels strange when people say stand with him when he didn't stand for his own words and stay the course. He even apologized for offending people.
It's good he started this whole discourse though because it is needed and I hope we grow from it. So while I think 'stand with Morey' may be strange phrase, we should definitely stand for what he said before he deleted it.
We could use things like this to unify us behind common goals and beliefs instead of all the division that's been growing in recent years.
When you trump supporters look reasonable you fucked up
Death to America.
Just a bunch of whiny kids who are destroying Hong Kong. Get a life kids.
Not even r/sports is free from this politic bullshit. Thanks for reminding me to unsub.
LeBron's ass must hurt from trying to ride that fence so hard.
He can't even see the fucking game, he is translating nonsense to this guy
The best QB in Cleveland
Takes a loose muscles to properly fumble a kickoff return
Thats why they wear helmets Antonio!!!
Gotta stay warm for all 0 receptions!
Whatever it is on his left arm gave me the creeps!!
He got mossed!
Player.exe has stopped working
Ask Pete Carroll what happens when you get hit in the face during pregame- your team goes on to suffer a terrible defeat
“Baker, man... I’m this fucking close...”
Oh so that’s why he played like ass
Things got better in the 4th quarter
Well that explains why he was a non factor.
49ers humiliated Cleveland
How many fantasy points is that worth?
Why's he so scrawny?
New York doesn’t seem so bad anymore...
Mom I want to come home.....
The preheat buzzer clearly has not gone off
Ball hit him like that L did.
Damn you kicking net!
He copped a Falcon
I watched this like 5 times because I blinked every time the ball hit him.
Pretty much sums up their season so far.
Obi Jan Kanuwi?
Leave something like that to the Cleveland Browns.
I hate this idiot. Got got by Humphrey
Also a highlight of his catches too.
"KNOCK IT OFF!" -thrower
It only got worse from there
That's pretty much his career. I don't think there is another athlete in the world that managed to make a career out of one play.
NY vs Cleveland..... come on bro... Clev is a dump
Warming up for a fat L
This guy is a tool he has never been and never will be an elite level wr
Maybe less dancing for the Camera, maybe a little more attention to warmups?
lol.....how over rated is this clown....
Didn’t do shit
If you were standing there watching that with your girlfriend, you'd be down one girlfriend...
I swear I can see a shark in that wave
Too bad he drowned
Looks like a scene cut from Aquaman.
Fuuuuuck that landing looks painful.
Time goes by. Is it already time for a repost?... I must be getting older.
Gnarly dude 🤙🏾
Was that a dolphin? I’m hoping it was. Otherwise that shark almost got him.
I can imagine myself trying this... my teeth would plant in the sand and I’d do one of those neck twisting flips legs up while being hit by a wave.
Wow u had me go nuts.. hah
Ouch. Probably should have just landed without the board under him.
Is this what he does when he’s not being a TMO at the World Cup
His slide was purfect but it’s the landing that spoils it he just simply dropped back into the water.
You can almost hear the rad 90s guitar on that jump.
The guy she tells you not to worry about
Holy shit that's impressive
Looks like the intro sequence to an old Nickelodeon show
I've dont this but never got nearly that much air. Maybe like 1 foot
Go big or go home, this guy quite literally chases waves!!!
Lol why bother landing back on the board? That looks unnecessarily painful
Does anyone else see that dolphin spirit in the wave to the right of him?????
When I try this.
Gettin sooo pitted brah
News article with some of the history.
Former Karachiite here, thanks for posting this.
Why don’t they just ban Pakistan from participating in cricket matches. I wouldn’t want to play any games over there either.
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