Afternoon Delight – KC Street Digs

May 5th, 2017

Honestly, I can count on one finger the number of times that I have been involved in street digs while the sun was up. Let’s face it, most street racing takes place under cover of darkness and it’s a lot of fun that way. Having that said; this Cash Days dig racing event from Kansas City (Mexico) was refreshing because you can see a lot more detail inside the cockpit of these complex machines. Have a gander for yourself.

As usual, this is single elimination, winner take all fun. You can’t jump the light or cross the center line or you are back on the trailer.

With the track cool, the first round begins with several mishaps. A couple of unfortunate competitors actually cross the center stripe. A classic Mopar even rubs up against the competition (after crossing) and is disqualified. I hate to see that happen and none of these guys wants to win that way.

There are lots of great looking cars in this video. FR8TRAIN is on hand, in his new Camaro (called 2.0). There are several top shelf Chevrolet Vegas and I am partial to the Vega. It makes a lightweight platform that can put down some serious horsepower with its short wheelbase.

Round 2 begins with the battered S10 (from the Round 1 incident) charging on against a supercharged Mustang. Everybody holds their lane this time and the Ford wins it.

The next race looks like the battle between big and little (and the drivers match their respective cars), with a big block powered ’69 Chevelle lining up against a turbocharged ’73 Datsun 1200 under rotary power (this car is amazing). This is an incredibly close race and you ain’t going to believe the finish.

The finals come down to a naturally aspirated big block Vega versus a Datsun with a tiny rotary engine and a 72-millimeter turbocharger. It just don’t get no better than that!

There is tons of racing action on this clip. You don’t want to miss a minute of it!

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