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Thought you guys might find this interesting. ShowdownUSA

Its a indoor racing/drifting trunament. They have shows all over the country. ShowdownUSA Schedule

Race your car, win and take home the cash pot.

Here is some info that I got off their site:

V-Drag™ Racing System

Using patented, innovative roller technology, the Showdown USA V-Drag™ Racing System gives the audience and drivers the excitement and energy of high performance drag racing inside major arenas across the country. From the comfort of your seat you see every burnout, every hole shot, and every checkered flag. It’s match racing like you’ve never seen it before.


Cars are secured on the V-Drag™ platform with their drive wheels positioned on specially designed rollers. At the green light both cars accelerate and the system records performance of both drivers over a quarter mile. Racers must use their best driving skills and extract the highest performance from their cars and motorcycles to win. Miss a shift…you lose. Too much wheel spin at the starting line…you lose. Over-rev your engine and it can blow up.

A high definition graphic representation of the race is shown on the display. It electronically deciphers the real progress of the racers and then accurately depicts it through on-screen animation. At the finish line, the audience sees each car’s speed and elapsed time as well as RPM, trap speed, and other data.



Vehicle Retention – The system utilizes roller platforms that allows several cars or motorcycles to drag race while remaining in a stationary position. The cars are secured by series of winches and straps that hold the car from two directions to keep the drive wheels positioned over the rollers. The system provides resistance to simulate the real track conditions of a street or drag strip. As the competitor's cars exert force to turn the rollers positioned under their tires, the system collects data to determine reaction times, elapsed time (E.T.) and speed over a distance.
 

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That's crazy.. dunno how fun it would be.
 

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haha, 500hp v8 wheelchair hahahaha

this is prolly th most ridiculous/retarded thing i have ever seen, racing on rollers will take away from having to gain traction, so cars like supras will be unbeatable
 

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actually if you know anything about drag racing, then you know that FWD cars have the most disadvantage.

this actually will get fwd cars better traction, and therefore give you a level playing field.

i think it would be fun to do. you get a chance of winning cash prizes with out the chance of totaling your car at 100+ mph.

i belive that they have about 8 sets of rollers that 16 car can race at anytime or all at the same time.
 

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its actually really fun and when your in the car you really feel like your racing i rode with my dad one time when he did it with his 73 trans am
 

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so I went to the tacoma dome to check it out before the show, they had some cars there that were doing some qullifing runs.

belive it or not, its actually was really cool

can't wait for the show on Sat 7pm, I bet it will be even better
 

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has to be the stupidest thing iv'e ever seen. looks like roller dirby or battle bots with fking cars. This is the monster truck arena of ricers. welcome red necks
 
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