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08-08-2011, 12:08 AM

So whats up you guys, any NHRA fans out there???

Well, i just got back from the O'Riley Northwest Nationals (here in Seattle) and i have a horrible sunburn but a day to remember...

First of all, this was my first experience in watching these guys live and i will not lie, i litterally jumped out of my seat when the Stands started to shake and a loud bang following it...

a 6-hour day, turned into a day that will represent a new era in my life... im now officially a "Nitro Junkie" (http://www.nitromall.com/templates/custom/splash/extreme-MT0260-back.php)

Sadly not all of the day was perfect... at one point a gentalmen sitting next to me Blacked out, hit the fence infront of him, and slammed his head on the concreat ground (i even say/heard the impact)... immediatly i lifted that mans head and tried to wake him up... i was worried because his eyes were rolled all the way back and he wasnt showing any sign of a responce... i was now thinking he could be dead (he hit his head really hard on the ground)... Then suddenly he blinked (that also scared me lol) and he started to talk... i whent through the procedure of asking him questions, such as "Sir, what is your name?", "How old are you", "Where are you?" (iv had a little medical training... iv had these questions asked to me before when i had a seziore)... he responded and i asked his (i believe) wife if he was correct... he answerd some wrong so i asked again and eventually he got it right. I walked him over to a flight of stairs and gave him my water... he then started to ask me "What happened"... so i explained exactly what happened and the the paramedics came and took him to ambulance. I later found out he had a "heat stroke", causing him to faint... he was released and allowed back to his seat as long as he had water with him... i never saw him since...

Overal, today was awesome... not only did i get to see it live, but i also had great seats next to the starting line...

Any of you all been to an NHRA event? or seen one on TV or want to go to one?

Tell your stories :)

Captain Poder
08-08-2011, 12:11 AM
whats nhra?

08-08-2011, 12:16 AM
What's a poder?

08-08-2011, 12:24 AM
whats nhra?



its a 1/4th of a mile drag race... cars can reach up to 330-mph :)

08-08-2011, 12:30 AM

heres a video of this weekends event... the stands you see at the beginning of the video was where i was sitting