The Original Jr Dragster (Racing on a public street)
Before the Junior Drag Racing League was formed in 1992, I had what equated
to a Jr Dragster.
The car started out as a large go cart (A Christmas present in 1985), which
was eventually converted into a smaller version of its original design
(1988), and finally converted into a small rear engine dragster during
January of 1990.
The following video shows the evolution of my go cart.
All changes were made in the shop behind the home in which I grew up. My
Dad and I did all of the work ourselves.
On a side note, later in the video you will hear sounds of the race track
being played. This came as a result of my carrying a tape recorder to the
races that I kept in my pocket. I literally recorded hours worth of racing
sounds to play back while I was racing at home. This made the time I spent
racing in the yard and on the street in front of my house more realistic. I
also had a friend and my cousin who worked with me as my pit crew.
I did not realize how realistic my backyard racing truly was until we began
racing for real in 1992.
Additionally, you will see that we eventually added a second go cart
dragster that is driven by my cousin.
To time my runs, I held a stopwatch in my hand and would start and stop the
stopwatch myself. Additionally, you will see a couple of interesting
features of the go cart dragster. These features include a quick disconnect
steering wheel and a hand brake.
I hope you enjoy the video!
BACKGROUND MUSIC -- Hitting Home by John Devereaux and David Reilly
VMP Junior Dragsters 2012
Team Virginia Motorsports Park at the 2012 NHRA Junior Dragster Eastern
Conference Finals at Bristol (Thunder Valley) Dragway in Bristol, TN.
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Junior Drag Bikes. Marco Raisvuo JRB/A (& co) - Finland, may 2011
Junior Drag Bike 1/8 mile, (quickest at the moment are JRB/A for kids 14
years up). Marco Raisvuo Has The baddest JRB in Finland, Suzuki 600 bike,
first elimination round ever, soft run and still did break out of dialed
8.50. (8.300 @ 152km/h (~94.5mph). Safety DQ limit is 7.900!
-On opposite lane the young miss has JRB/C and 5sec handicap (and wins with
less breakout). =)