Front Engine Dragster - Trailer
Home built Digger needs a homebuilt trailer - here's my answer to both.
Trailer uses on board air to tilt the deck as well as support the car chassis during transport. My buddies make fun of it being overbuilt - but that was all done with a purpose - I am very happy with the way it pulls!!!
Injected Alcohol Milodon Hemi Fire Up
We almost always save fire ups for the track but in this case we needed make sure everything was in check before we hit the track since we never ran this combination before. Installed in Matsuda Racing's nostalgia front engine dragster. 484 Milodon Hemi. Weiand tunnel ram, Enderle bird catcher, Enderle 80A fuel pump. Vertex mag.
Nostalgic Front Engine Dragster
Video taken at 5th Annual Arlington Dragstrip Reunion on September 6, 2008. This is the best car show in Washington State, IMHO.
Motes & Williams Twin Engine Dragster 3
The Motes and Williams car was `70 & `71 NHRA World Champion in Top Gas. In 1970 it won the Springnationals and World Finals. In 1971 it won the Springnationals and U.S. Nationals.I hope you enjoy my current Motes & Williams footage. This was taken Oct 2001, Mike Newkirk at the wheel. RC Williams and Greg Cook starting the car and me, I'm behind the camera. I don't remember, but this was one of the first times the car ran since we restored it. Wish I had my camera with me at John Laubhan's shop during the rebuilding.
Motes & Williams Twin Engine Top Gas Dragster 4
The second pass of the day for Mike Newkirk behind the wheel of the Motes & Williams Twin. RC Williams and Greg Cook start the car, Jeff Koron can be seen keeping a watchful eye. Oct 2001
Front Engine Dragster - Old Flames Racing
This shot was taken at the world famous Paris Drag Strip. There's nothing like the smell of a burnout and having to shower the rubber dust out of your hair. Drag racing in a front engine dragster is very unique. You can't see directly in front because the engine is in the way. You can reach out and touch the rear slicks which are about 4 inches from your shoulder. The rear differential is right between your legs. My favorite part is the burnout.
Wheelstanding Front Engine Dragster
Me driving my dads Pontiac 455 powered 1969 Front Engine Dragster at a Test-N-Tune at State Capitol Raceway on 10-5-08. Car ran 8.31 @ 159mph on this pass and has run a best of 8.16 @ 163mph.