Survival is the primary name of the game when it comes to participating in Drag Week. Survival equipment—well, more importantly, the amount of survival equipment—varies based on how mild or radically wild a Drag Week entry is. Despite our blown ’11 ’Stang’s young age and low mileage (17,000), it definitely showed signs of wear and tear. However, with the confidence of knowing the Pony’s entire complement of Ford Racing Performance Parts goodies are dealer-sold and serviced under warranty, we only carried Herman’s small emergency tool kit, a flashlight, and some flares. Other competitors brought along much more, towing small utility trailers with a spare of everything they hopefully would not need during the week.