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.
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VW drag racing in Der Renn-Kafer Cup show cars, circa 2001.
VW drag racing with street-legal, all-motor show cars. The winners were determined by a combination of show points and drag racing performance. The Der Renn-Kafer Cup idea was first conceived by some of the Orange County DKP car club members, and all of the promoters on the PRA drag racing circuit supported it. The first DRKC event was held at the now-defunct LACR drag strip, in Palmdale CA, in 1999. At one point, there were 20 or 21 Volkswagens that showed up at the Phoenix BOR, which was the biggest turnout ever for the class. Frenchy Dehoux is the man behind the microphone at the VW Classic, with "Dyno" Don Chamberlin doing the trackside duties. A couple of VW legends!
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. http://www.DragRacingTV.com