And he’s not usually traveling to ultra-known, massive-event venues for that, as he traditionally dwells around the smaller tracks. Some of them don’t even have a fixed Christmas tree, let alone places for people to sit and enjoy the action or the modern ET and traps speed electronic scoreboards. Still, these intimate dragstrips repeatedly manage to give us the thrills.
We have seen just about anything, from a ten-year-old beating grown men in daddy’s GMC Acadia to a nitrous big-block Chevelle and all-motor Cutlass drag racing so hard the winner actually blew the rear window in the process. But here’s something that doesn’t have to do with the world of four wheels.
Instead, the videographer couldn’t help but focus on an 11-year-old biker that’s so great behind the handlebar that grownups had nothing on him. From the 0:27 to the 2:55 mark we are only shown the solo runs performed on both a slimmer bike (sorry, I’m no motorcycle expert) and a Suzuki GSX-R. That way, we can familiarize ourselves with the mind-boggling-fast reaction times (RT) and the little burnout drifts...
Then, starting at the 3:29 mark, the 11-year-old uses the feeble-looking motorcycle against a sports bike for a drag race battle. It’s a truly disconcerting easy win, followed by a switch to the hulking GSX-R and another (tougher) victory from the 3:52 mark. The festival continues at night with another solo run (4:22) and a final GSX-R win against a sportbike heavyweight to show us both the riders’ size difference and the aforementioned lightning-quick RTs!