Drag Racing - 1969 Beetle - "Dude's Beetle"

Specs
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Personel Best
1/4 mile ET
1/4 mile MPH
VWDRC Sportsman 2005
APIRA VW Pro 2006


1969
1914cc with nitrous injection
4
VW 4 speed with spool


11.82
115mph
3rd place
Winner





Details
Dude's Beetle was a mostly home built VW engined drag car which Neil Ellis raced in the Volkswagen Drag Racing Club's (VWDRC) pro class. Although the car was originally a daily drive, over the year a few upgrades turned into an all out race car! The car progressed massively over the years, starting off with a stock 1600cc engine, and finally ending up with a larger capacity 1914cc engine with a 50bhp of nitrous built by Stateside Tuning, turning out a very impressive 175bhp at the wheels. This cumulated in a best ET of 11.82 at 115mph at Shakespeare County Raceway!

In 2012 the car was sold to Graham White, who is in the proccess of changing the car into a vintage gasser style racer! (Picture 1, Picture 2, Picture 3)