These Flame-Throwing Jet Turbine-Powered Dragsters Are Incredible to Watch

The 300 mph these jet dragsters clock in is certainly a change from the 165 mph most of their standard drag car competitors bring in.
Shelby Rogers

Drag races are some of the fastest around. However, when one puts two jet turbine-powered dragsters head to head, the race seems to go by in a blink. 

These two cars faced off in a May 20th race at the Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colorado. 

After a few puffs to get them to the starting line at equal starting positions, the two drag machines took off down the stretch. Given that these types of drag cars are literally powered by jet turbines, they can easily hit speeds up to 290 miles per hour in just a quarter of a mile in distance. For reference, a majority of high-performance drag cars often win with speeds of 165 mph in that same distance.