In March 1970, Don Garlits suffered serious injuries when his slingshot's gearbox exploded. The engine and gearbox sat within a few inches of his legs and feet. The explosion injured both of his legs and blew off part of his foot.
Author: Jeffrey Zuehlke
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Drag racing is all about pure speed. Inside and out, top fuel dragsters, funny cars, and other drag racers are built to burn off the starting line and sail across the finish line. Races take just a few seconds, but they're packed with excitement, danger, and intense competition. Even the smallest mistake can be the difference between winning and losing. In this book you will learn how the sport got its start on a lonely stretch of road near Santa Barbara, California. You'll also learn about the major classes of drag racers, how they got their start, and the drivers who push them to their limits.