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[SRT]Behind the Chute

Behind the Chute
Documenting “firsts” can be difficult, specifically when it comes to racing innovations. Today’s common and mandatory use of parachutes to slow a 325 mph fuel car has fuzzy roots. It is generally agreed that the first chutes were used in NHRA around 1959. They soon became mandatory for cars that could run 150 mph. Mike Dunn, former Team Mopar® Top Fuel driver and current president of IHRA, has had first-hand experience in chute-stopping power, since he grew up at the track from infancy with his father, Big Jim Dunn. So, […]
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