Off Topic A place to boldly go off topic. Just about anything goes.

How Fast is too fast?

Old 11-26-2009, 08:47 AM
Senior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 1,734
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Question How Fast is too fast?

In the December 2009 issue of Road & Track there is an interesting article about maximum speed on race tracks. What you don't realize is that at speeds over 200 mph, there can be be G forces on a driver as high as 5 Gs. At Texas Motor Speedway, drivers of CHAMP cars hit speeds of 224 mph. Going around the 24 degree bank turns, however, took a toll at this speed and many of the drivers pulled off the track complaining of dizziness.

The article goes on to say that drivers at this speeds of 220 mph or higher would have to wear G-suits, like the ones worn by fighter pilots to avoid dizziness or blacking out. This, however, would not be practical because of the physical wear and tear on the drivers and the safety factor of dozens of cars bunched up at that speed.
Cuda340 is offline  
Old 11-27-2009, 04:28 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: China Grove NC.
Posts: 1,681
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts

Owning a new Challenger I know what they mean. LOL
lear4406 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Off Topic
05-03-2011 02:53 PM
General Dodge Challenger Discussions
11-16-2008 02:23 PM
Off Topic
02-03-2008 10:40 AM
Jeremiah 29:11
Off Topic
08-30-2007 11:47 AM
Off Topic
08-11-2007 10:38 AM

Quick Reply: How Fast is too fast?

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: