Jim Lawrence -- 1977 Porsche 934/5

Lawrence finished 18th in his 3000cc. car.  Turbo Porsches are a huge favorite of your webmaster's because of their propensity to shoot live flame out their exhaust pipes on trailing throttle.   Lawrence's car delivered flame reliably -- every lap!

Your webmaster never knew why these cars put on such spectacular displays until he created these pages.  The idea is to avoid "turbo lag" by keeping the turbo "spun up" when engine RPMs drop.   Turbocharged racing cars accomplish this by allowing raw fuel to enter the red-hot exhaust manifold.  Whoomph!!!!  The resulting explosion brutally accelerates the turbo (maintaining boost) and the fire shoots out the exhaust pipe, delighting the spectators.

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