#1547: DragDrop

I love the exuberance and controlled craziness of drag racing.

Today’s invention is a new event. Cars would arrive at the start line, having already warmed their tyres with a traditional burnout.

Each would then have its rear end jacked up, by only a couple of cm, allowing a fixed period of engine revving with wheels in the air.

The driver would be required to choose the best speed and acceleration of the drive wheels to launch faster than his opponent when both sets of jacks were lowered at the same instant, dropping the spinning tyres into sudden contact with the tarmac.