19. February 2008 06:25
One of the more popular videos currently doing the rounds is this drag racing clip
The car is a 3/4 Chassis 13B rotary powered Toyota Starlet campaigned by Nayeli Racing. It is part of a thriving drag racing scene in Puerto Rico.
The original video comes courtesy of GRS Motorsports who are very proud of having the worlds quickest compact drag car. They also have a number of other videos on their site of what’s shaking in their area.
The racing has a wide range of cars competing from modern to classic, Japanese, American, South American, rotary and piston engines are all represented. It is clearly a very competitive scene with regular races and Vs. events, rotary vs. piston, Puerto Rico vs. USA and the rather wonderful sounding Caribbean shoot-out Aruba vs Puerto Rico.
The main places that run events are Carolina Speedway, Manati Racetrack, Ponce International Speedway Park and Salinas Speedway, so if you are planning a trip over make sure you check the calendars out and get yourself to a meeting.
In the mean time one of the best places to soak up a whole load of pictures is The Racers Shop gallery which contains many photos from a whole host of events. You can also get a run down of what shaking with their Datsuns here, some amazing cars right there.
Hopefully this is just the start of what there is to learn about this scene, where there is drag racing, there is a street scene, where there is a street scene there are hot cars....