Drag Boat Racing! - Hot Rod Unlimited Episode 22

On this episode of Hot Rod Unlimited, Mike Finnegan takes us for a drive on the wild side as he helps amateur drag boat racer Jeff Conrad compete in the 9.00 second bracket class. The duo take an 1,160 hp jet boat and enter it in the sportsman class, giving us a glimpse of what its like to tune and race a drag boat in this dangerous and unpredictable sport. Will they be going home early or will Jeff drive the boat to the finals? HOT ROD Unlimited appears every other Friday on the new Motor Trend channel. http://www.youtube.com/motortrend Subscribe now to make sure you're in on all the action! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=motortrend Facebook - http://facebook.com/motortrendmag & http://facebook.com/hotrodmag Twitter - http://twitter.com/motortrend Google+ - https://plus.google.com/101867967859016552744/posts Website - http://www.motortrend.com & http://www.hotrod.com

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