VW drag racing, Outlaw Turbo class, BUG-IN 35, 2010
VW drag racing from the Fontana BUG-IN #35. This is the M-Spec Motorsports
Outlaw turbo class, which is also run at
the Irwindale Drag Day races. Racers in attendance included Roger Crawford
from Heads-Up Performance, in his Nitrous-powered Karmann Ghia, Hector Urias(R.I.P.)
running his VW Beetle with the Type 1 transmission, Eric Calabrese in the
Red Baron Pro Mod VW, etc.
There are also a couple of license passes in this video. Other VW drag
racing clips from the event being posted later.
Hyper Bug 1641cc turbo/nitrous VW Beetle Drag Car
Shot this video this weekend at Farmington, NC. The Hyper Bug has been
around for A LONG time, but this was the first time I have seen it with
this engine - 1641cc, no frills turbo
with Nitrous. I didn't expect much...boy
I was wrong. The car actually went much quicker than this run, but I missed
the first pass because I just didn't realize what I was about to witness!
VW drag racing: Tar Babe, Underdog, Dyno-Soar, Hater Maker, BUG-IN 35
VW drag racing passes, including Jon Schweers in the former Dan Lawson CE
notchback, debut of the VW Paradise Hater Maker VW Pro Mod beetle(?), with
Kris Lauffer behind the wheel, making TNT passes, and Mike Cruz in the
insane Nitrous-powered VW single cab
bus. Is this the fastest Volkswagen bus on the planet? He's running deep
into the 11's, with lots left.
Trick or Cheat takes the wheelstand title of the event, with Larry Hanson
getting air coming out of the waterbox. R.I.P. Les Navales, from the Trick
or Cheat team.
Jesse Hardin also makes a pass, in the blue VW Der Renn Kafer Cup bug, with
Shawn Geers crewing.
This VW drag racing video wraps up with the Fleming and Aronson Tar Babe,
Underdog, and Dean Lowry D.D.S. Dyno-Soar cars all squaring off
against each other. These VW bugs have been meticulously restored, but
mechanical problems made it rather anti-climatic. Ultimately, it was Lee
Leighton, at 80 years old, who really put the hammer down in this VW
nostalgia drag racing segment.