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Old 06-21-2009, 02:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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"Drag" Racing...

Is it called drag racing because the cars are so bad aerodynamically?

Why don't professional drag racing teams do the obvious things like smoothing the body, adding wheel skirts, etc... The things that won't affect downforce, but do induce massive "parachute effect" drag?

I never really understood this, since I learned about aerodynamic effects in 8th grade with our CO2 "dragster" project.

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