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Every split-second counts in NHRA event

Crews must work like well-oiled machines

EPPING, N.H. — The clock was ticking, and every member of Shawn Langdon’s Al-Anabi Silver Top Fuel Car team knew it because in their line of business every split-second matters.

There was barely a half-hour before Langdon’s second run Saturday at the NHRA New England Nationals, and four crew members had the engine surrounded like an operating table.

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