Evidently you don't follow NHRA. Europeans have been trying to come up w/ their own series for years, and they're still not as fast. However, you were probably referring to production cars.
If it is Hot Rod racing, with the funny cars and top fuel, I know, because I have been to the US many times. But for us Europeans that is one boring race. Like Nascar. its boring for us.
I once spent a whole weekend in Indiana, watching TV on my hotel, they had a program called PINKS, where these guys race their cars for 1/4 mile and then lose the car..That was very entretaining..not so much for the race, to me boring as I told you, but what went on before and all.
Your racing type is fast and staright, ours is fast but you need to steer also.
I was never a great fan of Formula 1, I allways preferd Rally (you know what it is?), it was more "near" to us, and less BS with money.
By the way, I raced 125cc, 6 speed Unlimited karts, for a long while between 1996 and 2000. My engine was American.