Talk:Dragstrip

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Merge[edit]

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Quarter mile does not provide any new info, other than a table to help convert "Quarter Mile" into various units, and a listing of performance data for a small number of objects that have been timed while traversing a course of the stated distance.Srice13 17:57, 22 August 2006 (UTC)

The two articles are pretty-much about the same thing. Yeah, merge away. Jɪmp 03:03, 29 August 2007 (UTC)
I've merged the two, as suggested. In future, both articles may contain enough information to again warrant separation, but currently dragstrip basically consists of a list of famous dragstrips in the world, while quarter mile contains times of a few vehicles. Neither seems very encyclopedic, so I'm merging them. --Leviel 20:06, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

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Dragstrip locations[edit]

The listing of names was getting out of hand and most had "dead" (red) links. A category exists for "drag racing venues". Therefore, it is enough to identify the link from this article to a complete list. As articles are created for new venues, they will appear there. — CZmarlin (talk) 04:22, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

SC/Rambler[edit]

The inclusion of the image of the advertisement is germane to subject of the article. Typical quarter mile times for other production cars, as well as custom or racing vehicles, are listed in the article. The SC/Rambler ad headlines the manufacturer's claims for this car's quarter mile dragstrip performance. It was a production model built for the dragstrip and sold to the general public. It also illustrates dragstrip use to market a vehicle by an automaker. CZmarlin (talk) 15:24, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

Without any critical commentary in the text of the article discussing the significance of the advertisement, it serves no purpose here. Its fair use rationale for this article was utterly bogus, so I've removed both the rationale from the image and the image from the article. —Angr 08:21, 24 February 2009 (UTC)

No more 1/4 mile[edit]

Drag strips are now 1000 ft. This is a fact that should be mentioned. Also, track composition and friction are topics to explore.69.122.62.231 (talk) 00:37, 12 October 2009 (UTC)

Clear Enough to Me[edit]

Can anyone tell me what needs clarification around the tags next to "quarter mile times" and "Top Alcohol"? If you follow the Top Alcohol link, that should explain what that is. This article (Dragstrip) should explain what a "quarter mile time" is, so can anyone clarify to me what needs clarification in the article? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Googol30 (talkcontribs) 22:59, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

1/4 Mile[edit]

I don't know for sure, but I think the phrase 1/4 mile(fastest elapsed time to travel 1/4 mile) re-directs here, I'm not certain but I do believe the F/A-18 Hornet completes this distance in less than 10 seconds when deployed from an aircraft catapult on a carrier. Yet it is not listed here. This is OUTRAGEOUS. Perhaps it is not here because no one has the google skills to find documentation; on the existence of a recording of this feet if it even exists.

An F/A-18, a split second after the red hold-back bar (on far left) has released

--Glas(talk)Nice User skin 07:24, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

An aircraft carrier is not typically included as a 1/4 mile "drag strip" facility for competition among "automobiles" and "motorcycles". An airplane is also not considered a vehicle in Motorsports. There used to be a list of seemingly random items that purported to show elapsed times each took to travel a 1/4 mile. It included everything from bullets to turtles, but was lacking solid references. In any case, it was was not deemed of encyclopedic quality. However, it is good that you explain that the aircraft catapult has to perform quickly! If it were not fast enough, then that fancy F/A-18 would be pushed off the flight deck to become junk at the bottom of an ocean! CZmarlin (talk) 15:35, 14 February 2012 (UTC)
While it's true that carrier catapults are fast, no carrier plane has ever performed a quarter-mile run on a carrier deck during a carrier catapult launch, because no one has ever built a carrier a quarter mile (1,320 feet) long, and a carrier's launch catapults are only a fraction of its total length. --Colin Douglas Howell (talk) 02:40, 26 January 2013 (UTC)