Sunday, March 7, 2010
Drag Racing in Richmond County
Richmond County authorities arrested a man over the weekend for drag racing.
Johnny English, 34, was busted Saturday on a long list of charges that include laying drag, reckless driving, unlawful use of nitrous oxide in vehicle, driving with improper windshield and wipers and suspended vehicle registration.
In drag racing, nitrous oxide (often referred to as just "nitrous" or as NOS after the name of the brand Nitrous Oxide Systems) allows the engine to burn more fuel and air, resulting in a more powerful combustion. The gas itself is not flammable, but it delivers more oxygen than atmospheric air by breaking down at elevated temperatures.
According to Georgia law, "It shall be unlawful for any person on a public road to drive a passenger car, excluding a motor home, which supplies the motor vehicle's combustion engine with nitrous oxide unless the system supplying nitrous oxide is made inoperative by disconnecting the line feeding nitrous oxide to the engine or by removing the container or containers of nitrous oxide from the vehicle."