As drivers, we realize that it's a ton of fun to put the pedal down and see how fast our vehicles can go (whether we’re young or old). However it's crucial when we experience that urge to hit the accelerator that we're in the right environment to test the limits.

To that end, Avery Denton (the 18-year-old son of Amy Denton, a customer service representative here at the Speedway/Dragway) and his friend John Allerton put together this video for a John Battle High School class project to illustrate that there are safe alternatives when it comes to street racing.

Kudos to Avery and John on their efforts in communicating the importance of safety, and letting folks know that Bristol Dragway’s Fas Mart Street Fights provides a safe and controlled environment to “put the hammer down.”