Admission to the Museum is free for Federal Employees and three family members through Feb. 21.
The Museum will be closing early on March 13 prior to our Apollo 9 event. Last tickets will be sold at 2:30, the Museum will close at 3:00.
Daniel Shuken designed the dragster with NHRA 6.00 certification. The blown and injected alcohol car was built to run in the Top Dragster, NHRA Heritage Series, or any other front engine or rear engine class. The chassis is chrome moly steel tubing. The finish has been sanded and gun blued. It has a 1.5 stagger to the front end and all steering components have been chromed including the wheelie bars.
The Dragster engine is a Dart Big M block with 4.63 inch bore 4.25-inch stroke, for 472 cubic inch total displacement. The engine makes about 1650 HP at 18 lbs. boost, and close to 2000 hp at 25 lbs. of boost.
About Barona 18 Mile Drag Strip
The Barona Drag Strip in Lakeside is one of the last remaining drag strips in southern California.