5-Time Hot Rod Drag Week Champion Larry Larson

Brian Lohnes of Hot Rod Magazine and BANGshift.com takes us for a tour through the shop of 5-time Hot Rod Drag Week champion Larry Larson. Drag Week is a brilliant concept that tours four different tracks over 1200 miles in five days. The winner has the fastest average time over the entire event. It’s amazing that Larry has won five times in a row in his 2500 horsepower Chevy Nova II, but his success is even more endearing because of his philosophy towards Drag Week. He races in a steel bodied car without towing a trailer full of spare parts because he believes that to be the original spirit of the competition. That’s how weekend warriors approach drag racing so that’s how he’s going to do it, too. Larry didn’t end up winning a sixth title this year, but he was beat by a tube chassis, fiberglass body car that was purpose built for Drag Week. He’s still a champion in my book.

Source: Motor Trend on YouTube