Flying mighty fast without wings

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July 13, 2018 - 11:00 PM

At Week’s End

The slingshot dragster, a long rail job with wide slicks on the back and bicycle wheels on the front, stood out like a golf ball in a pile of red plums.

Naturally inquisitive, I eased over outside a McDonald’s in Paola and was closely examining the engine, topped by a four-barrel Holley, when the owner slipped up beside me.

“Don’t see carburetors much anymore,” I observed. “No, it’s all injectors and nitro now” in drag racing, he moaned.

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