It’s one of the most family-friendly sports and one of the best values for your hard earned entertainment dollar when it comes to the world of motorsports. For over 60 years the NHRA has been the governing body and the leading promoter of drag racing in North America. The NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series is the top Division of NHRA drag racing and puts on over 20 national events and 100’s and 100’s of other organized drag races around the country. The sport of drag racing has always led the way when it comes to implementation of innovative technology in motorsports. We are going to talk about that and more with NHRA Top Fuel drag racer, Doug Herbert.
Doug is a 10-time NHRA Top Fuel National event winner, and a finalist 28 times. He’s an Eagle Scout, a pilot, and owner of Doug Herbert Performance Parts which sells and fabricates high performance parts for cars, trucks and boats. More importantly, in January 2008, Herbert founded B.R.A.K.E.S., a non-profit organization that raises awareness among teenagers and their parents about the importance of safe driving.
1. What does it feel like to go from zero to 300+ mph in less than four seconds? Toll it takes on your body.
2. You come from a Drag Racing family, what makes drag racing such a great family sport?
3. Technology has always been important to drag racing, but as it keeps improving, cars keep going faster, and faster. What are the latest technological advances that have happened the past few years…
4. How important are computers now to setting up cars and preparing for races. (More important: Crew Chief or Driver)
5. Talk about how you train to be a drag racer. What do you work on physically and mentally?
6. You talked about attempting to break the land speed record a couple years ago. Talk about that, what you would be driving, where you would do it and the technology that would go into that endeavor.
7. Tell the listeners how they can contact you, follow what you have going on. etc
8. Multi-car teams are kind of dominating drag racing. Is that good for the sport, and do rivalries need to exist..
9. We’ll touch on B.R.A.K.E.S., an acronym for “Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe”, is a teen-driving safety organization in the United States founded in 2008 following the death of his two sons, Jon and James, in an automobile accident.The organization’s stated goal is “to prevent injuries and save lives by training and educating teenage drivers and their parents about the importance of safe and responsible driving.”
10. How much support have you received from the Drag Racing community when it comes to B.R.A.K.E.S.
11. Where do you see drag racing heading in the future. How fast can we go?
12. The one piece of modern technology you can’t live without in your professional or personal life?