Meet the 2000bhp road-legal dragsters
TG hitches a ride in cars that do 200mph on the strip, then hit the local petrol station to fill up on unleaded
Posted: 27 Feb 2014
"There's a real technical challenge to Street Eliminator racing that you perhaps don't get with some of the other classes," reckons John. "You have to get street-legal tyres to work on the race track with all that power... and then you have to get a very highly tuned racecar to run on the road." And surely there are easier cars to race than an old Yank tank with the aerodynamic qualities of a bungalow? "True," says John. "But you just got to run what you got and hope you got enough."
Alan Williamson - or Mr Howlin Hauler, if you're feeling a bit Smokey and the Bandit - reckons that variety is the best bit. "I love the fact that I can run my Chevy against something like the GT-R. And it's pure racing. Some classes have a bracket or a limit, where you are disqualified if you go faster than the class allows. But here the fastest man in the fastest car wins."