**This is the Printed Version **
The printed version features full-color, die-cut driver "cards". Everything needed to play in included!
Find out who the best drag racer was of all-time.
For their 50th Anniversary, the NHRA hired a panel of experts to determine the
Top 50 drivers of all time. This got me thinking about the subject, and how cool
it would be to have those drivers compete on the tabletop in Championship Drag
Of course, with any list of all time greats, there will be controversy as
someone’s favorite driver will be omitted. With a game, there is certain to be
even more controversy as ratings come into play, and someone’s favorite driver
is bound to be rated differently than expected.
I expanded on the NHRA’s “list” to the top 75 drivers, for one to include
drivers that were omitted that deserve all-time status. And secondly, to bring
some modern drivers into the mix, as the Top 50 was compiled a few years ago.
The next task from a gaming perspective was to put all of the drivers on an even
playing field. Just using raw stats wouldn’t get the job done. Not only is there
a big difference in the eras of racing, but there are huge differences in the
types of equipment. A Top Fuel Dragster would have the advantage over all the
other equipment. So, I weighted each driver’s career performances and normalized
them by racing class. Then further normalized them for competition in the Pro
Stock class. Granted, this method isn’t 100% scientific, but I think it is
accurate as it can be when dealing with hypothetical situations.
I chose the Pro Stock class, as it generally has fewer breakdowns and offers
great side-by-side racing. Setups and equipment do make a difference in the
class, but it isn’t as dramatic as say, Top Fuel Dragster. The Pro Stock class
gives each driver equalequipment and makes the driver sill the paramount factor
in determining the race winner.
Keep in mind; this is the best of the best, so parity reigns supreme. You should
have very close races with multiple event winners.
Overall, I think you’ll find a great deal of enjoyment and replay values with
Drivers included in the set are:
Dandy Dick Landy
Jeg Coughlin Jr.
This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 23 July, 2011.