Jun 15 2009

Old Time Drags On Fire!

Fire bomber at Eagle Motorplex

Things may have been a little hotter than usual out at the Langley Loafers BC Old Time Drags at the Eagle Motorplex this past weekend. According to Dean Murdoch of SpeedZone Magazine, “a lightning storm went through the area. A fire started just southeast of the track from one of the strikes. Within five minutes the fire grew and the forest service was notified and the water bombers showed up in less than 40 minutes.”

The Vancouver Sun has more of Murdoch’s pics in a gallery, and of course SpeedZone has ’em too. More details on the weekend are to come!

May 29 2009

Zak’s House of Precision Engineering

Sometimes you have to break out the big guns. Here Zak shows the aerospace technology that goes into preparing 175 MPH precision racecar components. Yes Martha, that is a Strange brake rotor…

May 13 2009

NASCAR in Vegas – February 2009

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May 12 2009

Al “Dragster Slayer” Hampton on a rampage!

It all started with Al Hampton destroying the tranny in the Kondolay’s dragster last weekend. Then this week, Joe “Top Wop” Mura was stupid kind enough to offer up his Mullis digger for Hampton to run at MRP.  Turns out Hampton goes and blowed-up Mura’s trans too!  Nobody knows for sure, but we’re beginning to think that The Midget might just be thinking “Dammit, if I can’t have a dragster, then nobody can.

Kondolay cylinder head damage (arrows) caused by a chunk of 1/8" allen key (circled)

Kondolay cylinder head damage (arrows) caused by 1/8" allen key chunk (circled)

In allegedly unrelated news, the Kondolay’s are in a mad thrash this week repairing the wounded bullet from the dragster. The mill had lost some of it’s grunt, and after tearing the heads off, they found it had been bitten by some FOD (Foreign Object Damage).  They found damage caused by a chunk of 1/8″ allen key that—after bouncing around beating the bejesus out of everything—eventually lodged into the deck of the cylinder head.

To be clear, there is no proof that Hampton is actually responsible for hucking an allen key down the throat of the big block, but lets face it; it was an Allen key. Not a Jim key. Not a Steve key. Not an anybody-else-that-is-not-named-allen key.

So please, dragster drivers: be on the look out for disgruntled guy who appears to be smuggling bacon across his forehead. It just might be the Dragster Slayer looking for another victim.

You’ve been warned.

May 11 2009

I just wanna go tens

About 4 years ago in the Summer Of The Hog spring of 2005, Zak Clarke started making noise about wanting to get back into drag racing. Nothing fancy at all you see… just a fun bracket deal. “I just wanna go tens” was his rational. Well, like most stuff racing-related, things changed quite a bit by the time the 2009 season came around.

With the new Mura big block power in the Beretta, Zak has officially kissed “the tens” goodbye by at least two and a quarter seconds. Congrats for breaking solidly into the officially serious zone with a bunch of back to back 7.74 ET blasts at MRP this weekend. Deep into the sevens—on a mild break-in tune-up with lots more on tap—that’s what you had in mind back then right?

And to think, it all started with the Super Surrey Vega; a car that wouldn’t go in reverse and was built so the tranny couldn’t come out. Good times. 😉

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