|12-26-2012 05:30 AM|
|11-30-2012 02:25 PM|
I have to agree! Never been any place but Firebird Raceway in Phoenix... but that brought many of the "big dogs" out!
Imagine a fuel dragster trying to hook up with a prop, a couple fins, and a rudder! Gets pretty wild, and they can't just bounce off of the guardrail!
After about 35 years away, I got back into the model building of my youth. One of the first things I did was get blueprints from one of the major hydro companies, then built some scale model kits complete with capsule, rudder, and V-drive!
Here are pictures of a couple I built from the kits. Of course I had to throw in some custom paint too! :-)~ After that are some that friends built, and the raw kit.
|11-30-2012 11:28 AM|
Love love love love love! Boat Drag racing! Redding, Red Bluff!!!!
International Hot Boat Racing Assoc. : ihbaracing.com - IHBA HOME PAGE
|11-24-2012 02:03 PM|
|TucsonJay||Some drag boat coverage on the Speed Channel early tomorrow morning!|
|11-23-2012 11:20 PM|
|malc||Eddie Hill crashed a boat, went over the nose into the water face first, filled his head cavities with water.|
|11-23-2012 03:54 PM|
Former Top Fuel driver Eddie Hill also drove drag boats
|11-23-2012 03:50 PM|
Drag Boat Racing has always looked really fun to me! Hopefully one day I will get to try it! I really like the Top Fuel boats.
|11-23-2012 01:57 PM|
Had a little of that hole in the water to throw money in myself,, never did any racing, but might as well had,, went through 3 motors in 3 years, and that was just from a lead foot. but it sure was fun,,
finally traded it for a wake board boat,, which the kids enjoyed a lot more,, but I enjoyed the speed part,,,,
I decided to stick with land yaughts,,, its a little cheaper, and ya don't have to know how to swim,,,
|11-23-2012 01:08 PM|
|11-23-2012 12:14 PM|
Iīve seen the safety casules on other hydroplane racers, exit hatch in the floor.
I took alook at other drag boat vids and the Top Fuelers can really scoot.
Check this out from the link Brian posted, the pilot has a chute on his back.
|11-23-2012 12:07 PM|
My cousin Vern Amaral was a top fuel boat racer in the 70's and had a number of crashes, living on the edge of death that's for sure!
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I remember going to see him run and when we got there we heard that he had already left in the ambulance. He was hit in the head by a hemi valve cover that had flown off a motor!
He was in an episode of a TV show showing one of his crashes back 20-30 years ago I forget the show but was blown away when I saw it.
Those top fuelers were NUTS back then. Now they are in a capsule that was designed (and many of them came from) fighter jets.
|11-23-2012 11:48 AM|
Neat Hot Rod video, thanks
|11-23-2012 11:29 AM|
Drag Boat Racing
Knew of itīs existence since I knew about car drag racing, Hot Rod used to have a column called "Rooster Tales".
Hot Rodīs Finnigan is a boat racer too.
Do they spray VHT on the track..........?