As the name suggests, drag races are competitions between cars and trucks and are usually held in small and local arenas. Some races have even been held on the streets of cities like San Francisco and Seattle. The drag race is an example of a “showcase event” in which a car is pitted against another one to see who can go faster. Although there are no actual rules for drag races, the participants are required to drive in a certain manner so that viewers can easily follow the race.
In drag racing, the cars are equipped with a powerful engine that is capable of generating tremendous amounts of power and speed. In the beginning, the cars are generally very much smaller than those used in public events as the organizers try to minimize the risk of accident that may occur during the race. Today, the car manufacturers have produced more powerful engines, making them capable of winning the race without having a big impact on the vehicle's handling. The race involves four to five different types of cars which are pitted against each other in a drag race that may last a few minutes or as long as an hour.
If you want to build your own drag race motor, you must first determine how you would like your car to turn out. For example, if you are in the category of sports car, then you need to get a high-powered engine to be able to produce enough power and speed. If you are looking for something that can go through a race and still be a little on the light side, then you might look for a more lightweight and compact car for your drag race motor.
You must also consider the type of drag race you would like to participate in before you decide on what kind of drag race motor you would like to build. There are some drag races which require that the drivers use a drag racing truck while others do not.
Before building your own drag race motor, you should also check with your state's motorsports authority to see if it is allowed for you to build one. Most of the drag races in the US require the use of a drag racing vehicle but you may also find that the organizers of a particular event do not require the use of a particular type of vehicle.
When you have decided to build your own drag race motor, it is important that you choose a reputable company to do the work so that you will not end up with a faulty product. You can choose to build your own drag race motor from the ground up or you can choose to purchase a ready-made motor which is already prepared and ready for you to assemble.