7,000 Horsepower Top Fuel Dragster On Dirt: Yes, It's Crazy

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Have you ever wanted to feel the exfoliating joy of a 40-foot-high, 300-foot-long sandblaster of a rooster tail? Then you want to get to know Dennis Rieck and his dirt-loving Top Fuel dragster, Hammerdown.

When Rieck drops the hammer, sand flies. Everywhere. Why? Because he's dropping the hammer on a supercharged 500-cubic-inch Hemi V-8 that puts 7,000 horsepower into the dirt through its paddle tires.

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Watch the action--Hammerdown comes to the line at about 2:45 in the video above--to see the fastest dirt dragster in the known world, clearing the 300-foot race in just 2.16 seconds.

Hat tip to Frank L. for the video!

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