I've seen the FC and top fuel cars in person. I can back 1Evil55's claim. When they light the candles you can feel the power pass through your body. We had a family friend that use to run promod back in the late 90's through early 00's those car are further down the food chain but still are/were very fast. Now that I'm older and somewhat wiser I don't know how he was able to afford to run his promod car. Stupid money on just trying to make one pass down the track.
I grew up in a drag race family. A couple are still doing it. It is almost sickening how many people that are doing it are doing it with an empty tank. Their love for the sport overrides other bills. Screw the mortgage, we're going racing seems to be the mindset of too many.