The "Ride-A-Long" Top Dragster at Darlington

Dinwiddie, VA- Top Dragster is the world's fastest and most intense form of bracket racing. Fans and trill seekers will be delighted to know that the Charlotte NC.-based Top Dragster Driving Experience "Ride-A-Long Dragster," a unique two-seat...

Dinwiddie, VA- Top Dragster is the world's fastest and most intense form of bracket racing. Fans and trill seekers will be delighted to know that the Charlotte NC.-based Top Dragster Driving Experience "Ride-A-Long Dragster," a unique two-seat dragster, will be in attendance at the CompetitionPlus.com Spring Open in Dinwiddie, VA on March 8-11. Rides will be available for $59 per pass with no limits. Collins anticipates as many as 30 to 40 passes per day.

Racing enthusiasts will be able to experience the trill of an earth shaking burnout, jolting g-forces of the launch, and a full throttle run down the quarter mile track of Virginia Motorsports Park. The dual cockpit equipped dragster houses 900-hp and is estimated to blast down the track at eight-mile low to mid-5 second runs at 130 mph, says car owner Joel Collins. Chief instructor Burwell Kendrick, a 35-year veteran of the sport, will pilot the dragster. Collins estimates that Kendrick has given over 2500 rides since the addition of the two-seater to the program.

Collins is quick to point out that the pro drivers aren't the only ones that need a good test session before a season. It also provides an opportunity for crewmembers and others to experience a run down the drag strip from a different approach.

"We are excited to be there and it is a good opportunity for us to cater to those that never experience a run," explained Collins. We have new motors and we want to test out things as well. This is the perfect atmosphere for such a thing, when people are more laid back."

The Top Dragster Driving Experience offers fans and aspiring racers a variety of classes that are educational as well as entertaining. The courses instruct students the step-by-step and proper way to accomplish a safe and successful run.

For those who have never been in a racecar, the first course instructs students on how to do the perfect burnout, effective staging, firm launches and safe runs, for only $385. Course two, will take the student to a level only few have known. The two-day course, will teach students step by step the advanced driving techniques that are needed to pilot a 900-hp machine down a quarter-mile track, and is offered for only $1285. The third course requires that the student have previous driving experience or have completed course one. However, course three is the most challenging of all. It offers tips on staging, performance prediction, weather, electronics, top end driving and more, for only $895. This course is only offered at Mooresville Dragway and is a course for the hardcore drag racer. For more information on Top Dragster Driving Experience call 1-888-968-3724 or visit www.TopDragster.com.

-Brian Bennett-

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