Friday, March 21, 2014

Long, hard, shiny thing on TV

One of the segments I booked this week was a jet dragster that will be at this weekend's Nitro Jam event at Southwestern International Raceway at the Pima County Fairgrounds.

It was a complicated to produce because we don't shoot segments outside very often.  But, it was worth it and looked great on TV.

If you're wondering, a jet dragster is a drag racing vehicle that is powered by a jet engine.  As in, the kind they use on airplanes.  The car regularly goes 300+ miles per hour and only weighs about 1300 pounds including the driver.  The decision was made not to have them turn it on because it would have melted the pavement in our parking lot for about 60 feet behind the vehicle.

Larsen Motorsports jet dragster
Cool fact: This race team uses all female drivers