|Angela and I went to the
Winternationals and we had a great time. It was the first time for her
and she wants to go again next year. It's hard to describe just how loud
it is but that's only half of it because you not only hear it....you
FEEL it!! If you haven't seen a fuel car in your life, it's something
you have to see and feel at least once in your life.
Once we made or way up into the pits, we were just
starting to see all the cars and one happened to startup just in front
of us so I showed Angela what a fuel car was all about. As we got near
the car, I couldn't talk to her anymore so she just hung by my side as
we watched the guys tune the car. We weren't there more than a minute as
the people that were closer to the car were running for fresh air.
There's NO WAY to see or breath the Nitro Methane that they use as fuel
as it comes out of the exhaust. I've been here many times so I knew to hang back
about 25 to 30 feet. Just then one of the crew touched the throttle and
my daughter jumped and squeezed my arm big time. Damn was that funny
when she jumped. Notice the big fan to the right of the car. This
is how they get rid of all the exhaust fumes and why the people right
next to the car were running for cover holding there eyes and coughing.