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.
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.
Unlimited Street VW drag racing, Las Vegas & Sacramento 2004
"It sounds just like what it is" Street cars racing whatever VW engine
combo they want; turbos, Nitrous, etc. These drag racers had to drive from
the hotel in Vegas to the track, so trailer queens were out. Other rules
included minimum 1700lbs. with driver, both front seats in, cars licensed
and insured, muffler, full working lights, and no wheelie bars.
BlackLine Racing 127mph run in a Bug World Of Speed 2011
This is an in-car video of our second run at World Of Speed 2011. Justin
was barely able to keep it straight out of the gates, and we began to drop
a cylinder at the 3/4 mile mark course in fourth gear. We ran 114mph at the
half mile, and even though we were dropping a cylinder we still ran a
127.5mph in the mile. We ran 2 more runs after this, both slower, and found
out that a piece of the head had blown out due to being too thin. We were
running a 2332 built from an AS41 case, highly modified 041 head castings,
Scat 42X37.5 valves, Auto-Craft 1.4:1 rockers, Scat C75 cam and lightweight
lifters (resurfaced by Steve Long Racing Cams), Scat dual valve springs,
Mahle 94mm pistons and cylinders custom valve relieved, Scat 84mm
Crankshaft and Rods, 1 5/'8" Empi Merged Header, Weber 48 IDA's.
WPVW vid of Chris Bolton drag bug on dyno 238hp
after a 3 month build in preparation for Warwick VW drags 2011 , Chris
Boltons' new drag bug is put on the Dyno for tuning . The 2387ml
type-1 engine is fitted with a t04-e turbo and a 45mm side draught weber carb . The
weber carb has been heavily modified for methanol race fuel . It produced
238hp @ the tyres