Trash-talking, spinning tires, and the need for speed cement drag racing as blue-collar America’s favorite pastime. A Saturday night on the drag-racing track boils down so much of what it means to be from “the greatest nation in the world.” Check out a recent night we caught racers hitting unbelievable speeds–and, in one case, meeting a fiery crash–at Countyline Dragway near Miami, Florida.

Shot by C.J. Dominguez and Lara Fernandez
Edited by Carlos Navarrete