Yamaha powered dune buggy at the drags?

Thought I would take my dune buggy to the street drags at SpeedWorld in Surprise AZ. At this event I had a 3.2L Yamaha V-6 out of a Ford Taurus SHO in her with a M-90 Eaton Roots style blower bolted to the side of the block, and pushing 8 psi. I don't have street tires for her so I ran with my BF Goodrich Mud Terrains. Didn't have a bottle warmer for the 30 shot of Nitrous so I left it off. Fastest time of the night was a 12.49 @ 110mph

More Videos...


Custom Long Travel Insane Jumps and Hill Climb!
Hand made cbr 929 mini buggy doing some crazy jumps at a Formula Offroad event in Sweden! off road extreme insane hill climb





SHO powered buggy dusting an LS-1 buggy the wrong way!
When I dropped the hammer, the front end came up and I got a little out of sorts. I tried to find him after the race to apologize but he scooted. My buggy has a 3.2 liter SHO motor from an automatic transmission SHO, with a Roots style Eaton blower from an 89 Ford Thunderbird SuperCoupe. It's puts 278 hp to the ground and has 300 pound*feet of torque from about 1200 rpms up to 6000 where the blower runs out of steam. Really should have gone with an M-112. Now she's turbo'd and too scary for this old man. Looking to sell her to someone with bigger cajones. Craigslist Phoenix. $ 29,000.00 I took it to the asphalt drags also and did a 12.16 at 116 mph on knobbie tires. What a hoot. Tom





Mike Ragonese Deserter GS 270hp Mid-Engine Street Buggy before body installed.
NOTE: Expand/drop down this text for links with answers to your questions. This video is of the first time running my mid-engine Deserter street buggy with Pat Downs 270hp turbo motor, before the body got installed. Also check out my other videos of the completed car. Go to this web page ( http://www.ragonesekitchenandbath.com/deserter ) for details and pictures of the entire build. Also go to my Shutterfly page at http://www.mikeragonese.shutterfly.com/thedeserter for all the photos taken during the build and after.





10 sec street buggy
turbo buggy from puerto rico




Follow