racing chassis. Dean Moon had helped me get that license, as I had helped him with several projects and wanted to do more projects leaning toward racing. I had built several drag racing chassis before, but now you had to be certified to be legal. It was now time to use that license to build the chassis for the mini dragster. I got a dummy motor from Bill and started laying out the frame.
Dragsters generally have locked rear ends, so I took an extra go-cart axle I had, mounted it on pillow block bearings adding a sprocket to drive the axle. I mounted the motor ahead of the rear axle and finished the frame and roll cage. The chassis was very small and light, we had a driver that weighed under 100 pounds. I made a tube front axle, machined spindles, made wishbones and built a very small light center steering box. Friction shocks finished the front end. I formed an aluminium body and belly pan, adding a safety plate between the driver and engine. I made light aluminium hubs for the front, steel for the rear, and had wheels laced up, 1.75 x 16 in front, and 4 x 18 in rear.