Dragster crashes into Wing-In-It smokehouse



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"The car is considered to be a “6-second car”, which in racing terms means that it will travel a one-eighth of a mile in six seconds"

Most likely six seconds in a quarter of a mile.

Friday, April 11, 2014 | Report this

I'm pretty sure Mr Chairman is correct. 6 seconds in a 1/4 mile. Goes through finish line at well over 200 mph. We all look for a positive update on Steve's condition. I am certain that car just grabbed the pavement and surprised him. At that point you just hang on. Hope to see him up and back at it asap.

Friday, April 11, 2014 | Report this

Thank you for your correction on the distance. I made the change in the story. - Eric

Friday, April 11, 2014 | Report this

The crash happened between 4:10 and 4:30 i was workin at the time and left work at 5pm. It seems to me that (a) gas cable broke therefore full throttle (b) throttle broke/or faulty was running fine till they tweek it as i would say then thats when he lost control it didnt sound right that last.time it was started last then.took off and crashed sometime with the throttle/ gas cable something broke to.make it go full speed and lose controle without brakin/ or opening the.shoot or usin a kill switch? Idk but somethin.went wrong and.i.knew it, hope he gets well soon, god bless

Saturday, April 12, 2014 | Report this

Let me help fix this partially incorrect story, I was there, I work for Steve Elmslie, there was no burnout that took him by surprise and no mechanical adjustments, just test runs in the parking area which went very smooth, the last and unfortunate run is when the throttle got stuck, and when realizing this he didn't have enough asphalt in front of him to do ANYTHING other than prepare for the worst. I hope this clears things up as to what really happened, and for now all we can do is give best wishes, positive thoughts and prayers towards his recovery.

Sunday, April 13, 2014 | Report this

He's wrong.

While 1/4 drag races are more common, 1/8 mile drag races also occur - in both sanctioned and non-sanctioned events.

The vehicle shown here would not be capable of running a 6 second 1/4 mile, so it has to be 1/8 mile car.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 | Report this


I hope Steve recovers and give you all my best wishes. You've done some work for me in the past. - Bob Angeli

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