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# Can weight effect the speed of a race car?

Updated: 9/27/2023

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9y ago

The weight would create Drag. Drag would slow the dragster down. In races it could be good in away. It could slam into other drivers. The dragster would also be strong and resistant.

By: Donny Heitler

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13y ago

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9y ago

Yes.

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### Does the mass of the car effect the speed?

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