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How Belly Tank Racers Work

How Belly Tank Racers Work

The belly tank racer is one of hot rodding's most iconic contraptions. Learn how belly tank racers work. See more »

How a Top Fuel Dragster Works

How a Top Fuel Dragster Works

Top Fuel dragster engines produce between 8,000 and 10,000 horsepower. Learn more about NHRA Top Fuel dragsters at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Superstitions From the World of Motor Racing

10 Superstitions From the World of Motor Racing

Some superstitions might seem outdated, but most racers don’t want to take any chances with fate. Learn about racing superstitions at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How the V8 Supercars Championship Series Works

How the V8 Supercars Championship Series Works

The V8 Supercars Championship Series is one of the hottest motorsports to come around since NASCAR. Read about V8 Supercar races at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How do you make a wastegate adjustment on a turbocharger?

A wastegate is a pressure-sensitive valve that helps adjust the spinning speed of a turbocharger. Find out how to make a wastegate adjustment on a turbocharger in this article. See more »

The Ultimate CO2-powered Dragster Quiz

The Ultimate CO2-powered Dragster Quiz

Think you have what it takes to build a CO2 dragster? Take the CO2 dragster quiz to test what you know. See more »

The Ultimate Whiskey Car Quiz

The Ultimate Whiskey Car Quiz

Already know everything about whiskey cars? Take this whiskey car quiz to test how well you remember all the facts. See more »

How Whiskey Cars Worked

How Whiskey Cars Worked

What are whiskey cars? Read about whiskey cars and the birth of NASCAR at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How CO2-powered Dragsters Work

How CO2-powered Dragsters Work

What are CO2 dragsters? Read about CO2 dragsters and CO2 drag racing at HowStuffWorks Auto. See more »

5 Unusual Auto Races

5 Unusual Auto Races

Tired of watching cars race in a circle hour after hour? Read about 5 unusual auto races at HowStuffWorks. See more »