Drag Radial is a heads-up class for all types of vehicles. Rear suspension may utilize ladder bar or four-links. (no full tube chassis) Legal combinations include the use of nitrous oxide, supercharger, turbocharger and normal aspiration at different weight breaks for parity. All entries must compete on a on a 12 inch wide (or smaller) DOT approved, Mickey Thompson or Goodyear Drag Radial Tire. All right that’s some good specs out at West Coast Streetcar Association on this growing sport.
At first glance, a drag radial tire looks like a slick with some grooves carved into it but a DOT race tire must address factors a slick does not. One factor is vehicle weight. It’s not uncommon for an “Outlaw” P275-60 drag radial class car, one that can run sevens in the quarter-mile to tip the scales at 3,000 pounds or more. Drag Radial 101
I watched a vid by NitroAmerica where Don Garlits mentions that a “foul would relies that Top Fuel and Funny-car in the present configuration can’t go on, it’s $50 to $60 thousand dollars just to make one run. I mean it might be exciting to watch but’s that’s not sustainable. We’ve got to have something that the average guy can run and have fun with.”
Well we’re having fun with Drag Radials Don, so lets go down to South Georgia Motorsports Park and check out the action on “Lights out 6.”