Out Of Control Front Engine Dragster

I got out of my grove and the car shot to the right lane, as it did many times. I played with the gas pedal and kept the car in the left lane. Because of the good reaction time i won the race.jwawning@jwawning.com

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Old school rail slingshot front engine dragster vs new dragster lakeland drag strip
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