Launch Control

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"Man, I'm faster than you!"

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Having the right to not just say that statement, but the right to brag it, is what we chase after after among our friends. For some persons they have "grown up and out of it", but for many of us the only way to settle the debate is on the strip.

 
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 Daring speed and audacious wings, that's what it's about.

Daring speed and audacious wings, that's what it's about.

 

This is what "Launch Control" is all about, hosted at Bushy Park Raceway by the Barbados Association of Drifters and Dragsters (BADD). For articles like these I like to try to capture the energy of the event through my photographs, enjoy the gallery down below! 

 
 

Traversing the pits, I found cars ranging from all out dragsters to dailies modified and prepared just for the event. Wide body modifications to accommodate the larger tyres, wider tyres mean more grip at launch, but they also look pretty fierce. 

Go check out a first hand experience  from Launch Control from the Life in Tenths Blog Here

 
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This really clean Nissan Almera got my attention for sure. 

 
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With just the right amount of cosmetic modification. It was really well put together, I'm hoping I can track down this car again to do a proper shoot of it.

 
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The brief driver's meeting highlights the safety rules to be followed and the area of the track specified for the event. We actually don't have an official 1/4 mile strip here in Barbados, it's around an 1/8 mile that we use.

 
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 Widebody 86, gets loads of love.

Widebody 86, gets loads of love.

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Mechanical problems go hand in hand with a day of drag racing, with immense stress on the cars from launch to the end of the run. This Pulsar had bit of issues with its induction kit, but those were soon fixed and some advice from the tuner given.

 
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He was back out on the track laying down the rubber.

 
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A Westfield community is really getting some traction here as well, as we can see the kit being used in it's different applications, this one here was fully electric, and it's scary fast. 

 
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This green one here was built with a Hayabusa engine and turbo charged.

 
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This isn't the last Launch Control event for the year. As we follow the action be sure to check with us to stay up to date.

 
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Until next time, Happy Motoring! - Alex