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Nitro Jam

High speed where it counts

High speed where it counts

Bruce Litton's top fuel dragster sits ready at the starting line, waiting for opponent Curt Eierdam's "Invader" jet dragster to power up at the 2013 Arizona Nitro Jam at Southwestern International Raceway, 12000 S. Houghton Road. The Nitro Jam was Saturday. Litton won both heats against Eier…

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High speed where it counts

High speed where it counts

Top fuel dragster driver Bruce Litton checks the nitromethane fuel mixture of his dragster between runs.

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High speed where it counts

High speed where it counts

Funny car racer Jason Rupert, center at bottom, suits up for a run at Nitro Jam, which is part of a national tour that stopped in Tucson.

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High speed where it counts

High speed where it counts

The "Super Shockwave" jet truck takes off down the raceway. The truck has about 25,000 horsepower and has reached 334 mph.

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High speed where it counts

High speed where it counts

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Spotlight on Nitro jam

Spotlight on Nitro jam

Some of the world's fastest race cars - reaching 320 mph in 4.5 seconds - will compete at the 2013 Arizona Nitro Jam, which gets under way at 7 p.m. Saturday at Southwestern International Raceway, 12000 S. Houghton Road. Tickets are $25 in advance at www.nitrojam.com, and organizers say they…

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Spotlight on Nitro jam

Spotlight on Nitro jam

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