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FYI WIRZ: NHRA’s Worsham, Neff, Line and Stoffer Talk Mile High at Denver

The NHRA Full Throttle tour takes an uphill tack to Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colorado for the 32nd Mopar Mile High Nationals. The drag-strip west of Denver features side-by-side 1,000 foot and quarter-mile racing at a mountain altitude of 5,860 feet. Qualifying can be viewed at 7:00 p.m. on July 23 and eliminations can be seen at 7:00 p.m on July 24 on ESPN2.  The mile-high effect will be significant during the race weekend. As altitude increases, the air gets thinner or less dense. With a lower density, engines won't make as much horsepower as air at sea-level. Downforce is also lacking at this altitude and that aerodynamic reality creates further headaches for crew members preparing their racing machines. Engines aren’t ...

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