What takes 3 people to manage, is fluorescent orange/yellow in color, & is ferociously loud…? Some very special “cars” show up at autocross events. Here’s a case in point from the recent SPOKES 2009 Autocross #5.
It’s the Dragon! This unique racing vehicle has seen serious autocross & SCCA Solo II Nationals competition. It’s not streetable, but a dedicated racing competition machine. This purpose built race car sports a RX1100 Yamaha Super Bike engine putting out upwards of 175HP. With such little weight, it sure scoots!
The Dragon is co-driven by Brianne Corn (featured here previously), Tommy Saunders (Tommy’s a 5 time National Champion) & Jason. These guys are all serious, but it seems like they have time to make it fun, too. Here’s a video of one of Jason’s runs.
Here’s a another video of the Dragon & Brianne’s current autocross ride, a 2005 Subaru WRX STi. This sure shows how “on the edge” driving the Dragon can be.
As usual Brianne put in an awesome effort…here’s her video proof:
Here’s what she had to say about this run:
This is my second fastest run of the day. I DNFed the good one! Driving this car is a really amazing experience. I started wearing a neck collar because I am getting mild whiplash from driving it…
Toward the end of the day Brianne shared with me that her most recent run garnered top time of day & top PAX. Then Tommy went out and just beat her time & announced that it was time to pack up the car & put it in the trailer. She was upset, to say the least, as she had one more run to go!
Racing Ready is braced for future neck snapping updates!