Maker Faire

Power Tool Drag Race Preview

Type: Maker Table/Exhibit
Program Area: Power

Day/Time:

Location: To be determined

Every year in San Francisco, Chopped Chainsaws and Supercharged Speed Wrenches go head-to-head down 75 feet of two-lane blacktop at ACE International Speedway (aka ACE Junkyard). From Super Stock off-the-shelf machines, to full-tilt multi-motor Top Fuel moooooonnnstrosities, it is capacitor blowing, carbide tooth shrapnel mayhem brought to you by, well, *you*- the finest redneck fabricators (a.k.a. machine "artists") in the world. Participants and spectators alike thrill to the speed and smells as Black and Decker, Porter Cable, DeWALT and Milwaukee battle it out for supremacy, dubious claims to glory, lots of cold hard cash, and yet another turn-the-key-and-drive-it-away EDSEL for the fastest run of the day (also known heretofore as "The Edsel Cup").

While the races are in June, the machines and part of the track will be on display at the Maker Faire!

Related site: http://www.powertooldragraces.com/

Presented by

Jim Mason
The Shipyard