?? WTF does that have to do with anything remotely related to drag racing? For starters, the only time I even use 5th gear is when I'm on a long trip down the interstate! When I cross the finish line on the drag strip, I'm in 3rd gear at around 6600 rpms, so 5 speed or 6 speed or 8 speed, it doesn't really matter, a 4 speed would get the job done nicely. Do they give out trophies at your local track for high trap speed? Because at mine, they only give the win to the low e.t. This is the only statement in your post that is actually true!