Top Fuel drag race cars currently accelerate at over 5 g's in the first hundred feet or so. The cars weight about 2175 at the start of the 1320' run, typically 4.5 to 4.7 seconds. This is about 12,000 pounds of force pushing the car, only by the tires. There is a force procuced by the exhaust thrust pushing the car down and back also but it is probably less than 500 # in each direction. How can these tires develop this kind of stick? Do they behave like a typical friction model or more like duct tape? The tires are soft and sticky and the track is also treated to be very sticky.
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