Kawasaki Z1 Dragbike in 1985 with Lisa Kelly

This Clip was shot in 1985 by Tom Hoover and edited by Craig Smith. It features Lisa Kelly of the "Celtic Woman" performing her hit "The Voice" Music mimmics the events and pace of our lives! 1045cc motored, 640# w /rider, classic "Modified" of the 80s. A 7-time National Record Holder, runs a 9.54 on this pass in 1985 at Osceola Dragway. Thanks to Craig Smith for the digial editing. http://www.cafepress.com/pixbymp

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