Do Drag Racers Flick the Throttle for Good Luck? + Video

Seth Fargher
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do drag racers flick the throttle for good luck video
If you're not doing it like this, you're doing it wrong!

We realize there is certainly a strategy behind repeatedly revving the throttle just before take off in a drag race. However, we’ve seen a number of drag racers put their entire arm into it rather than just simply flicking the throttle with their thumb. Maybe it’s for good luck?

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Seth Fargher
Seth Fargher

Growing up in Oregon, most of Seth's involvement in the powersports world was limited to what he saw in magazines and videos. Following a brief stint in the corporate world, Seth took a flying leap (literally) and moved to California to pursue a career in freestyle motocross. Though short lived, the opportunity immersed him in the industry and is now a well-established off-road writer.

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