Jamie Frankland's 12 Pack Inline Dragster
Here is Jamie Frankland's "12
Pack", a double engine nostalgia dragster which made
its maiden pass at the Desoto Dragway (Bradenton FL)
Nostalgia Fall Nationals in Nov '99. The "12 Pack"
runs on straight alcohol through 4 Holly 500 2-barrel circle
track carbs, uses a Powerglide tranny and Frankland
quick-change rear end. Engines are joined by a
"Love-Joy" splined coupler. Motors are fully built
292" Chevys, with roller rockers, lump port heads, Ross
and Arias pistons, long rods, steel cranks and roller cams,
among other tricks. The engines were formerly used in the
the Florida Swamp Buggy race series! No time was recorded on
the debut run, as sorting out continues, but watch for
updates on this awesome INLINE powered drag machine...
Pics from Jamie at the "Nostalgia Spring Nationals"
at Desoto Dragway
Photo #1: Jamie Frankland's "12 Pack"
gets a good bite on the way to a 9.77/148 mph 1/4 mile pass at
DeSoto Dragway, Bradenton, FL, Feb 20th 2000. Jamie is
still getting the feel of the car, shaking down the brakes and
steering before getting serious about horsepower. The car
performed flawlessly during four 9-second passes on its second
Crew chief Lynn Muldoon (left) and owner/driver
Jamie Frankland (center) get some expert advice from old friend
Don "Big Daddy" Garlits, between rounds at DeSoto.
Probable changes include more carburetion and gearing up for
higher top end. Next races are scheduled for April 9th (see
"Events" page for full details)