Drag Racing Times Question
Ok, I'm checking out this drag strip about 30 miles from me. These are the times they have posted for winning the last street import event.
Street IMPORT $25 Entry sponsored by Polk Performance
Winner: Kris Lingo,Russellville Neon .926 12.05@86mph $200
Runner Up: Dustin McManis, Conway Del Sol .958 12.03@87mph $100
Semi: Amanda Mitchell, Cabot Prelude .738 12.75@78mph
Now I'm certain this is an 1/8 mile track. So here's where I'm confused. 86 mph seems really fast in the 1/8th but 12.05 seconds seems kind of slow in the 1/8th, especially if you are crossing the 1/8th mile line at 86 mph. What gives?
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