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Top Fuel Is Even More Insane In Japan

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If anyone can make something more insane, well...

First of all, yes, they have top fuel drag racing in Japan. Stock car racing and baseball are huge there too, so it really isn’t much of a stretch. Their approach to top fuel is slightly different though. They’ve still got the 8,000-horsepower cars, but they don’t do any track preparation at all, apparently because it's viewed as a mild form cheating. So the cars not only have to make it down the strip, but they’re fighting for traction the whole way. It makes for a lot of tire smoke.

This particular video shows an event held on a section of road course, but Japan has plenty of dedicated drag strips as well.

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