IHRA Throwback Thursday: A little thunder from down under

Date:
Thursday, 02 March 2017
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ihra3Despite the great distance between Australia and the U.S., we share a lot in common, including the Aussies' affection for things that go fast.

Posted last year and titled "Full Throttle Friday: IHRA Drag Racing," this video is 13 minutes worth of fast passes in cars ranging from familiar-looking Funny Cars to some rather tiny super short-wheelbase cars to some quick but clunky-looking four-door Holdens to small pickups. Often you'll be wondering, "Why in the world are they racing THAT?"

While there are a smattering of V-8s, Australians seem to love smaller high-winding engines and turbochargers, often mounted in little cars that look like the automotive equivalent of bucking broncos.

No matter – IHRA drag racing is drag racing, no matter what the Hemi – or hemisphere.

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