Most people like to do something very different from their day job when they are looking to have fun on the weekends. But when you are a true gearhead, there is just no substitute for hooning it up in your vehicle of choice.
And that's exactly the case for the Anderson clan. You may know Dennis Anderson, creator and driver of the world famous Grave Digger monster truck. He's also gotten his sons into the family business: Adam drives the Grave Digger The Legend monster truck while Ryan pilots the Son-Uva Digger rig.
And while some might think travelling the country inflicting vehicular mayhem on old junker cars in front of thousands of screaming fans would be enough, the truth is the Anderson clan likes to take older 4x4s and go race them against their friends on days off.
That's the setup for this video starring a GMC Blazer that Adam Anderson bought not too long ago for $1,500. Since buying the truck Adam and his brother have upgraded the wheels and tires, the suspension and the axles, but so far the engine had been left untouched. That was until Holley and NOS got involved. Holley helped Adam upgrade his Blazer with a new carburetor and complete nitrous system, and I had the opportunity to film it all--including a little mud bogging fun afterward. Special thanks go to both the Andersons and Holley for providing the access to do this.
Check it out, and please make sure to leave a comment below letting us know what you think.
Friendship Speedway is a dirt track tucked into the foothills of North Carolina. I had the chance to hang out with racer Chris Hargett and mount up a few GoPro cameras on his car for a Crate Late Model race.
Friendship used to be an asphalt track, and the facility transitioned to dirt a few years ago. The asphalt racing surface is still down there somewhere, and that limits how deep water can soak in. As a result, the track can sometimes get a bit rough--which is exactly what happened in turn one the night we were there.
Still, it was a good night of great racing, and that's hard to beat.
Now here's something you don't see every day.
Sprint Cars don't use a clutch or have starters, so they require a push truck to get them fired up. That's why it's a pretty rare sight to see one on a chassis dyno. This rig at Roush Yates Performance Products has been modified with a monster sized high-torque electric motor that's routed through a gear reduction drive and then spins the rolling drum with a couple of truck tires. There are only a few like this in the entire country, and it's a pretty impressive thing to see.
Even more impressive than that, however, is watching a fire-breathing Sprint Car strapped down and trying its best to get loose. The car in this video is in the smaller displacement 360 cid class, so I can't wait to catch a 410 car on there one day.
This video is a short ad I did for Roush Yates Performance Products, but I thought you might enjoy it too.