I was at a Drag racing event like that when I flew the EMS stuff.
They let us sit at the starting line, DAMN IT WAS LOUD!!
Oh yeah, I went back a few months later to pick up a kid (in his early 20s) whos engine blow and engulfed him in flames. He was burned badly, 80% of his body as I recall. I dont know to this day if he lived or not. It still bugs me.