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# Off To The Races - NHRA Drag Race

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## Kaitlyn Willis

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Off To The Races - NHRA Drag Race
Introduction
The NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) was founded in 1951 by Wally Parks. This drag race is an acceleration contest. It begins from a standing start between 2 vehicles. Our race is a straight track that runs a quarter-mile long.
Competitor
Tony Schumacher is a Top Fuel drag racer who has been racing since 1996. He has had 68 win and holds the fastest record with 334 mph in 4.4 seconds. Wow! That's fast!
Position - Time Graph
Average Velocity
By: Lawrence James
Jazlyn White
Javonna Williams
Kaitlyn Willis

Velocity - Time Graph
Velocity - Time Table
Position - Time Table
Metric Conversions
6 - 0/.4 - 0 = 6/.4 = 15 ft/s
54.7 - 24.3/1.2 - .8 = 30.4/.4 = 76 ft/s
152 - 97.3/2 -1.6 = 54.7/.4 = 136.8 ft/s
297.9 - 218.9/2.8 - 2.4 = 79/.4 = 197.5 ft/s
492.5 - 389.1/3.6 - 3.2 = 103.4/.4 = 258.5 ft/s
735.7 - 608/4.4 - 4 =127.7/.4 = 319.3 ft/s
Average Acceleration
30.4 - 0/.4 - 0 = 30.4/.4 = 76 ft/s^2
91.2 - 60.8/1.2 - .8 = 30.4/.4 = 76 ft/s^2
152 - 121.6/2 - 1.6 = 30.4/.4 = 76 ft/s^2
212.8 - 182.4/2.8 - 2.4 = 30.4/.4 = 76 ft/s^2
273.6 - 243.2/3.6 - 3.2 = 30.4/.4 = 76 ft/s^2
334.4 - 304/4.4 - 4 = 30.4/.4 = 76 ft/s^2
Metric Conversions
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