Real Risk

S1 E11 Yellow Yellow Yellow Green GO! - Top Fuel Dragster Ashley Sanford

July 29, 2020 Richard Harris Season 1 Episode 11
Real Risk
S1 E11 Yellow Yellow Yellow Green GO! - Top Fuel Dragster Ashley Sanford
Show Notes

There is no way short of paying for a seat on Elon Musk's Space X rocket of hitting 5 Gs, unless you get behind the wheel of a top fuel drag racer. With engines that develop over 10,000 horse power, you'll be doing well over 300 mph in less than 4 seconds and then it's time to deploy your 'shutes and hit the brakes, hoping like hell everything holds together. Sometimes the engine will simply explode and the nitromethane fuel creates a fireball that accompanies you down the track. It's not a sport for the faint hearted.

For self confessed adrenaline junkie ("I just like going fast!") Ashley Sanford, it seems like the most natural thing in the world. And in a traditionally male dominated sport, her and other women are truly making their mark in this multi-million dollar sport. Hang on and enjoy the ride because Ashley has almost as much energy as those cars!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VF0JwxQqcA Popular Mechanics and
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRJ5LD1i6Ts Ashley's debut in Top Fuel

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