This shot was taken at the world famous Paris Drag Strip. There's nothing like the smell of a burnout and having to shower the rubber dust out of your hair. Drag racing in a front engine dragster is very unique. You can't see directly in front because the engine is in the way. You can reach out and touch the rear slicks which are about 4 inches from your shoulder. The rear differential is right between your legs. My favorite part is the burnout.
Wheelstanding Front Engine Dragster
Me driving my dads Pontiac 455 powered 1969 Front Engine Dragster at a
Test-N-Tune at State Capitol Raceway on 10-5-08. Car ran 8.31 @ 159mph on
this pass and has run a best of 8.16 @ 163mph.
Nostalgia Dragsters at Gasser Magazine Reunion - Thompson Raceway Park,
Motes & Williams Twin Engine Dragster at SRCA Dragstrip 9
I tried something different this time, took the camera with me when I
backed up Greg from the burnout. Car launches and blows off the tires about
the 330 foot mark. Hope you enjoy, I think this is my best video clip.
My dad's Flathead powered Nostalgia front engine dragster. We broke a
piston at our last race and couldnt get pistons in time for this one, so we
machined our own on the lathe and balanced them and everything. The car ran
a 13.40-something or other in this run, which is about what it will do.
Next years plans include 331 Chrysler Hemi