20 Banned Cars Too Fast For Motorsports
Those dang rules, getting in the way again! This time, we’re showing you all of the coolest cars that have been banned from motorsports, and why. The following are either too fast, too dangerous or some combination of both. Check out the reasons for each, some will definitely surprise you. Enjoy!
Sneaky Pete Robinson’s Jumping Jack Dragster
“Sneaky” Pete Robinson is a drag racing legend. He had a tendency for lightening his cars however possible. In 1962, Robinson modified his slingshot dragster with a lever attached to the folding jack stands that allowed the rear of the vehicle to rise off the ground. He claimed the purpose was for a consistent launch control. The NHRA immediately banned Robinson’s Jumping Jack system on the spot after one use at an NHRA-sanctioned pass at Indianapolis Raceway Park.