Posts Tagged ‘free drag strip ringtones’


October 28, 2008


Public Release of the Big Sounds of the Drags 2001


October 28, 2008, Los Angeles, CA — In the spirit of what is known as “Creative Commons,” the Nitronic Research founders have released the entire body of NR’s ambient sound f/x recording, “The Big Sounds of the Drags 2001” for free public consumption.

More than than just a fetishistic exercise in audio drag porn, the “Big Sounds” is made up of 37 distinct recordings, ranging from the intimate and ambient sounds of Top Fuel dragsters, Funny Cars, Fuel Altereds, Jet Cars, Wheelstanders and doorslammers, interspersed with interviews from drag racing luminaries such as “Big Daddy” Don Garlits, “Wild Bill” Alexander, Roland Leong, Dean Skuza, Ron Capps, “Techno Tim” Gibson and others, all of which is sporadically underscored by surf music. It was engineered, recorded, mixed and mastered by Ikky Shivers and Cole Coonce.

All tracks (and accompanying liner notes) are available here:

Feel free to load up your iTunes library, create “drag strip ringtones” and/or burn discs to your heart’s content. — Cole Coonce


Camelot Top Fuel Style

October 28, 2008

Infamous track announcer, Jon “Thunderlungs” Lundberg hails the firing off of and competition between a pair of nitro-burning dragsters as “Camelot Top Fuel Style.”

Camelot Top Fuel Style.mp3

Champion Speed Shop 6.17

October 28, 2008

Recorded at a drag strip in Pomona, the Champion Speed Shop AA/Fuel Dragster records a stellar elapsed time of 6.17 seconds.

The entry is driven by “Swingin’ Sammy” Hale, who originally piloted the earliest incarnations of this Chevy-powered, nitro-propelled Top Fuel dragster in 1961.

Champion Speed Shop 6.17.mp3

Blower Belt

October 28, 2008

This documentation of a Top Fuel drag race between “Techno Tim” Gibson and Bob Vandergriff was captured by a mini-disc recorder stuffed inside Gibson’s firesuit. Here the listener gets the driver’s perspective, beginning with his getting tucked into his top fuel dragster, waiting while in the staging lanes, conversing with this crew chief and his pit gang, as well as the burn out process and what it sounds like from the cockpit while in a side-by-side drag race.

In this heat, Gibson’s machine spins the tires and tosses the blower belt. (And yes, while suited up in the staging lanes, Gibson absent-mindedly hums Frank Sinatra’s version of “Luck Be A Lady” from the musical “Guys and Dolls.”)


The Negative G Force Of A 200MPH Stocker

October 28, 2008

A recording from the top end of a drag strip. From this perspective, the listener can discern the negative g-force of a Pro Stock drag race car as the driver applies the braking parachutes.

(File Under “Ambient”)

The Negative G-Force Of A 200MPH Stocker.mp3

Fuelers in the Eyes

October 28, 2008

The sounds of Top Fuel dragsters “in the eyes” (i.e., the electronic beams that record the machine’s maximum velocity.)

(File Under “Ambient”)

Fuelers in the Eyes.mp3