Third Annual Summer Thunder Roars into Byron Dragway - – Rockford’s News Leader

Third Annual Summer Thunder Roars into Byron Dragway

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There wasn't any thunder in the sky today, but there was plenty on the race track.

The third annual Summer Thunder at the Byron Dragway roared as supercharged funny cars and nostalgia drag racers awed the crowd. These races show the immense power drag racers posses.

"Get really into the drag racing the speed the acceleration," said Domenic Paris, a nostalgia dragster driver "Zero to 220 miles per hour in four seconds. These guys are rocking!"

This year one car attempted to reach 300 mph in a quarter mile

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