Home  Drag Lists  Forum  Blog  Links  Stories  Pictures  RacingJunk  Goyda Collectibles  Movies  Store  Help  More  RSS

 

Back
Home
Up
Next

Drag Racing Story of the Day!

Roller Starters

By James Morgan

Pleasure Seekers TF on Roller Starters by James Morgan

Before the detachable starters used on today's Top Fuel cars, the cars were push started. Well this could become a problem in a crowded pit area so the ultra modern tracks ;-) had roller starters. Here the "Pleasure Seekers" Fueler is sitting on the rollers. The crewman will squirt a little gas in the injector, hold back on the bug catcher, and the roller starter would be engaged. When the RPMs were high enough, the driver pops the clutch, un-grounds the mag, and the motor sputters to life. Then the car is driven back to its pit area and warmed. Bet an insurance adjuster in today's world would have a friggin' heart attack at this sight.

James Morgan
http://www.Motorsportunderground.com

Happy birthday, James! By complete coincidence, April 2 is James Morgan's birthday! Now, can I pick the right story for the right day or what? Bill

 

Free Homepage Translation



Home  Drag Lists  Forum  Blog  Links  Stories  Pictures  Racing Junk  Goyda Collectibles  Movies  Store  Help  More  RSS

Drag Photos  Drag Blog  Facebook  Twitter  60s Funny Cars  70s Funny Cars  80s Funny Cars  Gasser Madness  Project 1320  Drag Times

Google

 
Web draglist.com

Copyright 1996-2014 by Bilden Enterprises. All rights reserved.