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    Video: Watch this 118-mph golf cart blow away the world record
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    People strive to find a way to make just about anything fast. After all, there's a whole series dedicated to racing lawnmowers. Still, there's just something absurdly fun about watching a vehicle that shouldn't have much performance go rocketing down a drag strip – like this speedy golf ...

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    SEMA: Dodge Charger R/T NHRA Funny Car is ready to burn rubber at SEMA [w/video]
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    The Dodge Charger R/T is all set to rocket down the drag strip in NHRA Funny Car competition with a completely redesigned body debuting at this year's SEMA Show. While only the front decal, side scallops and rear logo really signal this racer as a Charger, that doesn't take away from its promise ...

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    Official: 2015 Dodge Charger R/T NHRA Funny Car burns rubber into SEMA [w/video]
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    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is showing off a completely redesigned Dodge Charger Funny Car at this year's SEMA Show in Las Vegas and it's ready to blow through the NHRA timing lights next year. Initially, the shape might look like any of the other entrants in its class burning through the quarter ...

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    Short Cut: 2015 Ford Mustang GT Line-Lock burnout
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    In this brief Short Cut, Autoblog's Steven Ewing demonstrates Line-Lock on the 2015 Ford Mustang GT. Accessed through an on-screen performance menu, the feature temporarily locks the front brakes to help you heat up the rear tires for better traction, as you would for drag racing. The result? A ...

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    Video: Watch drag racing go horribly wrong, in slow motion
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    The better angles of our nature may shout us down for it, but any longtime observer (let alone fan) of any motorsport could probably be coaxed to admit that wrecks can be entertaining to watch. Sure, no one wants to see someone get hurt, but watching high-performance vehicles go wrong is a ...

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    The List: The List #0392: Go Drag Racing
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    Hosts Jessi Combs and Patrick McIntyre head to Southern California's Irwindale Speedway to compete in a weekly "run what ya brung" NHRA Thursday Night Thunder event. With them they've brung brought some Mopar muscle: a Dodge Charger SRT and Dodge Challenger SRT8, both packing 470-horsepower 392 ...

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    Video: This is what a street-legal 3,000-hp Bentley Continental GT drag racer sounds like
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    When it comes to street-legal cars there's "power," there's "Power" and then there's "PAHRRRRRR!" This Bentley Continental GT dragster built by Webster Engineering in Bedford, England owns that third category, with its 3,082-horsepower heartbeat erupting from a twin-turbo, 10.2-liter Chevrolet V8 ...

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    Video: Porsche Panamera Turbo S vs Ariel Atom Supercharged in unlikely drag battle
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    David versus Goliath battles are always an enticing proposition, because they offer the chance to watch scrappy underdogs take on their bigger rivals. Evo has set up just such a battle with its latest drag race between the minimalist Ariel Atom 3.5 Supercharged (Ariel Atom 3 pictured below) and ...

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    Video: Havana Motor Club documentary revs up Cuban street racing scene
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    From the 1959 Cuban Revolution until just recently, it was illegal to buy or sell cars in Cuba without government approval. There were also very few new cars brought into the country. At the same time, racing was also banned on the island nation because it was considered an elitist sport. Of ...

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    Video: This 2,000-hp Mustang is in serious need of wheelie bars
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    The Ford Mustang on the right is drag racing with the standard technique. The Mustang on the left, driven by David Measell, is using a new "rear bumper only" technique that evidently surprised everyone at the South Georgia Motorsports Park strip – including Measell. Measell said his outfit ...

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    Report: Justin Bieber arrested for possible DUI, drag racing [w/video, UPDATE]
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    Pop star Justin Bieber was arrested early this morning in Miami Beach, FL with TMZ.com listing his charges as including driving under the influence, drag racing, resisting arrest and driving on an expired license. TMZ says that Bieber was stopped for street racing his Lamborghini Gallardo, then ...

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    Report: 2015 Ford Mustang to offer solid-rear axle, sort of
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    One of the biggest knocks against the last Ford Mustang was its solid-rear axle. Not one to actively court criticism, Ford dutifully swapped out the old-fashioned rear end for something a bit more modern in the redesigned 2015 Mustang, adding an independent rear suspension across the ...

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    Followup: Speed, another vehicle may have played a role in Paul Walker crash [UPDATE]
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    As more information comes to light regarding the tragic crash that killed Paul Walker and Roger Rodas over the weekend, CNN is reporting that investigators believe another car could have been involved somehow. The crash site has since become a memorial (shown above) for the lead actor in the Fast ...

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    Video: This classic Jaguar XJ has a 720-hp ungentlemanly secret
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    Forget Tawny Kitaen. If you want to make a Jaguar XJ rock, just do what this guy did: stuff a heavily modified and turbocharged General Motors V8 under the hood, and take it to the track. The video calls this Series 1 XJ a sleeper, but with its open exhaust and obvious turbo whistle, the ...

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    Video: Ford pits Cobra Jet versus GRC Fiesta ST, worlds collide
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    Racing takes on many forms in the automotive world. There are sanctioned events that are as varied and diverse as NASCAR, Formula One, Global Rallycross and drag racing, and to be good enough to win competitively in one discipline, you need to have a specialized vehicle. Or do you? Ford decided ...

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    Official: John Force defeats daughter to win 16th NHRA championship [w/video]
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    John Force won the NHRA Funny Car Championship on Sunday, his 16th championship win since his first in 1990, racing against his 25-year-old daughter Courtney in the final round at The Strip at Las Vegas Speedway. The 310+miles-per-hour drag race was close, with the 64-year-old elder Force driving ...

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    Report: Next-gen Ford Cobra Jet development underway, but will it be a Mustang?
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    Ford might be stepping away from the NHRA, but it isn't abandoning drag racing altogether. Hot Rod says that Ford confirmed a next-gen Cobra Jet factory drag racer is in the works, but the report also speculates that a new Cobra Jet could switch away from the Mustang nameplate. Even though talk ...

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    Auctions: Hurst Hemi Under Glass drag racers to be auctioned
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    Remember those mid-engine Plymouth Barracuda coupes that popped wheelies high enough to warrant under-car advertisements? Well, owner Bill Sefton is now selling them as a four-car collection with Mecum Auctions. The high-riding 'Cudas - officially the Hurst Hemi Under Glass (HUG) cars - were ...

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    Video: GT-R driver walks away from terrifying dragstrip accident
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    With all-wheel drive, launch control and a dual-clutch transmission, the Nissan GT-R may be easier to manage than most supercars. But that doesn't mean that dragging one on a wet strip is a good idea. Filmed at the Unlimited 500+ drag race in Moscow, Russia, this video depicts a pair of GT-Rs ...

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    Report: Ford pulls official support from top-level NHRA teams
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    As the smallest team in the sport, it wasn't really a surprise when Dodge decided to pull out of NASCAR, but Autoweek is reporting that Ford is looking to pull the plug on its professional-level NHRA sponsorships following the 2014 season. With attendance and television ratings down, the article ...

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