Photos: Power tools hit the drag strip

Photos: Power tools hit the drag strip

Summary: It's a bizarro world version of Nascar when belt sanders and chain saws burn rubber.

TOPICS: Storage

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  • Red Rooster

    The "Red Rooster," a makeshift bike with a lawn mower motor, won a manned race down the track. It smoked out the crowd afterward because of burning rubber on the bike. General guidelines of the race were to "finish your machine before you arrive. Stay away from the liquor. Go faster than everyone else. Don't crash. Win money."

  • Todd Lappin

    Todd Lappin acts as the "safety clown" on the track, handing out yellow crime-scene tape bearing the words "do not cross." The race's proprietors--who are fully insured--make every attendee sign a liability waver before entering the track.

  • Susan and Psycho Saw

    Susan in the pink "Where the Wild Things Are" T-shirt said she decorated the power-saw race car that her dad built to compete in the races. Their tool was called "Psycho Saw."

Topic: Storage

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