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What fuel do top dragsters use?

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Any car or motorcycle that is a true "TOP FUEL" vehicle, uses a mixture of methanol (alcohol) and nitromethane. The current NHRA rules allow for a mixture of 90% nitromethane to 10% alcohol.

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