View Full Version : OT-Drag Racing-Wheelstand contest

T. Adams
10-11-2004, 06:11 PM
Ok, it's not air racing, but I spent yesterday at the track and saw this insane contest. It was the 10th annual World Power Wheelstanding Championship, at Byron Dragway, Byron IL. Car Craft, Hot Rod, and SPEED TV were there. Take normal race cars, take off the wheelie bars and do insane stuff for money. Notice all 4 of these guys are on the bumper, all 4 wheels off the ground. The 74 Gremlin won $6,500 for his efforts, plus a busted oil pan, headlights popped out, and maybe some front suspension damage. The 1980 AMC Spirit won $6,000. The guy in the '67 Camaro won at least $2,000, but busted the transmission pan. Not sure if the guy in the '69 Camaro won anything.

10-12-2004, 08:24 AM
That's wild all right. I used to be a BIG drag race fan, and I never saw anything even close to that. :thumbsup:

10-14-2004, 08:33 AM
Those are amazing pics, I can't believe you got all the cars with the back wheels off the ground!!!!