Seeing a dragster pop the wheelie at the beginning of the race is perfectly ...
Seeing a dragster pop the wheelie at the beginning of the race is perfectly normal. Seeing one wheelie for the entire run, however, is not. That is what makes this Mustang’s 1/8th-mile wheelie so extraordinary.
This race was filmed at Lights Out 8, the drag-race event held at Georgia Motorsports Park last weekend. As reported by Fox Sports, this driver of the wheelie-poppin’ Mustang was J.R. Pines, the racer from New Orleans.
Initially Pines was disqualified because race officials thought he crossed the center line and hit the cone, but video replay showed him staying in his lane. He was handed this win, and unfortunately, was knocked out of the tournament in the subsequent round.
When the front end started to come up, I figured the best thing to do was just to feather a throttle, Pines told Fox Sports.
You really don’t have time to think about the best course of action, and as much as you just react naturally.
It’s just part of the nature with these vehicles, so you are forever trying to adjust the suspension, so it doesn’t fly on you. The class Pines races in, Outlaw Drag Radial, prohibits wheelie bars.
Pines might not have won big this weekend, and he did achieve internet glory. That has to count for something, right?
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