Take a look at this Wild and Crazy 1960 Chevy Bel Air Wheelie!!!
For most of the drag racers, pulling a wheel off the ground is an unwanted phenomenon that occurs due to huge outputs of torque which tends to rotate the entire vehicle on the rear axle as a result of the third Newton law of action and reaction.
Accordingly, the racers install wheelie bars and adjust them to perfection in order to get the most out of their car and accelerate as fast as possible on the way to the finish line.
Some however, love this phenomenon and instead of fighting it with wheelie bars, they embrace it so much that they have built an entire competition behind it and try to go as far as they possibly can, with the front wheels clean off the ground.
Today’s video is of the latter or to be exact it is filmed during the Byron Wheelstand Contest in 2019 and it shows an incredible 1960 Chevy Bel Air, owned and driven by Rick Johnson during this incredibly fun competition.
From what we have gathered so far, he has been doing this for quite a while, and as you are about to see in the video over time he has developed a different type of instinct that allows him to keep the “go pedal” buried to the floor no matter where the car is pointed.
This guy keeps it on the floor where many would lift, and apparently this gorgeous 1960 Bel Air has been built to withstand these “crashes” as he slams the car repeatedly on the ground, as it keeps taking it and taking it.
So check out this incredible driver and vehicle combo as they explode off the line skyward and continues to drive down the track while starring at the sky riding that huge wave of torque towards the finish line, enjoy.