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
Nitro Jam - Bruce Litton Crash - Epping Nitro Jam 2006
Bruce Litton crashes his Top Fuel dragster at the 2006 Epping, NH Nitro Jam
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INSANE Drag Racing WHEELSTANDS
Insane Drag Racing Wheelstands from various Drag Strips across the US,
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SEMA Drag Race: Hellcat vs Blasphemi vs Jeep FC vs Sonic! - 2014 SEMA Week Ep. 5
We've reached the final day of 2014 SEMA Week brought to you by 76, and
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them vehicles for a ¼ mile drag race and, though Finnegan and Sabounchi
failed, the group still managed to acquire a Jeep riding on tank treads, a
fresh-off-the-floor 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat, the infamous
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Williams spends all of his time in the dirt, and Sabounchi hops up every
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1969 Camaro SS drag racing/ burnouts
350 sbc on pump gas running at the track 1/8 mile, fully street legal,
mufflers, wipers, ect. Original 396 BBC car x66, with 28,000 miles!
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Mike bos junior dragster
My 2010 Mike bos junior dragster in Sweden with a Craw´s racing 3 1/2 ZR
4. personal best: 7,71 139.66km/h 60feet 1.644