"LETS GET LOADED"
THE EASY WAY!
Words and photos by Larry Ericksmoen.
Action photo by Leigh Simmons.
I'm sure Jok Nicholson's project 4-link dragster has created some interest
for dragsters in all you faithful Drag Racing Online readers who may
own door slammers. When you change racecars keep in mind that your old
trailer may no longer accommodate your new ride.
A few years ago, I sold my Super Gas Roadster and ordered a new double
slip joint dragster from Mullis Race Cars. After a short period of sorting
out the combination, my new dragster has become an extremely competitive
bracket car. It's fast, running seven nineties at a buck 65, ultra consistent
week in and week out, and very reliable, needing only minor maintenance.
But not everything is great; there can be some drawbacks to owning
a dragster. This became apparent the first time I tried to load my new
dragster into my 24-foot trailer. My roadster had spoiled me in this
area. Since the roadster had no body overhang or low hanging parts,
all it took to get it in the trailer was to hop in it and drive it in.
This really comes in handy when you have to make a hasty exit back to
the trailer from the staging lanes because of an impending thunderstorm.