A big block Chevy lopes in the distance, getting louder as the rail dragster approaches the staging area. The engine’s heartbeat, blat-blat-blat-blat, becomes a deafening roar as the massive rear tires spin and smoke, a quick burnout to get temperature into the tires. The dragster stages, the yellow lights on the tree ﬂash on and ﬁnally the last light goes green. A wall of noise erupts as both drivers react and almost instantly launch down the track. Adrenaline-ﬁlled thrills meet professional-level NHRA instruction. This is Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing Adventure Challenge.