On this episode of Hot Rod Unlimited, Mike Finnegan takes us for a drive on the wild side as he helps amateur drag boat racer Jeff Conrad compete in the 9.00 second bracket class. The duo take an 1,160 hp jet boat and enter it in the sportsman class, giving us a glimpse of what its like to tune and race a drag boat in this dangerous and unpredictable sport. Will they be going home early or will Jeff drive the boat to the finals?
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Finnegan do you still have a boat
Who's watching in 2016
…and it's a jet… Oy vey! Shut it down! Stopped watching.
Why can he only run 9's and not 8's?
I love seeing mike in his element. you can see the passion that he has, and the immense wealth of knowledge. would love to see another follow up or more on him and the drag boats.
Who's watching in 2017
Y can't you run less than 9s
I dont race drag boats but I do race 20ssh (a peice of plywood with a racing outboard) it is fucking awesome. but who doesnt want to go 70mph on a sheet of plywood
is this 1/4 mile?
9 sec squirt boat… not many around… We had a blown ford that showed up at Ming (took him out first round).. other than that? not a one.. not many can appreciate just how fast a 9 sec jetboat is.. Running a season for points is a real grind on the boats… we were out of the Phoenix area so we only got 2 races close to home.. you cali guys get it easy…
They sound hot
Imagine tubing behind one of these
I have watched this a couple of times now. Love it every time.
Are these good for waterskiing?
Lame jet boat . Kurtis 500 here !
Im surprised u guys are using jets instead of props
Finnegan needs his own show about Boat racing. And not just drag boats. Ski race boats, jet sprint boats and whatever other sort of boat racing you can think of.
9.005 is #2? WOW! The boat sounds great. I race in 10.00 index, and Nostalgia S/S, classes with my Chevelle, as well as, an 84 Cutlass in NHRA Stock. I use the same weather station. Great stuff. Nice video.
Yup fuel boats churned that water up
would love to run one of these with a turbo four-rotor mazda engine
I wonder if its an 8th mile or quarter mile
O sorry even though u won u still lost there is no fair competition in racing your boat was to slow to bad buy a bigger motor thats how racing is spouse to be but these days its that not fair his boat is faster then mine that almost as REDICULUS as here ur car is faster then mine so I want 4 🚗 lengths at start when I watched that damage racing show pinks I almost threw up it desgusted me that much
Imagine being upset that your boat was too fast. Lmao
Finnegan is good
but I won the race.
“Doesn’t matter. It was too fast, you lose” wth, awesome race and video man
why are you disqualified for running faster than a 9?
If someone told me this was 7 years ago I wouldn’t believe them
Ridiculously heartbreaking with that ending. If only he had been .002 slower. Even the announcer was in pain when he said those numbers.
Id love to have my 66 mandella vdrive clocked
Wanna impress me do it on the ocean with waves
Love the boats! Can't stand bracket racing….
Growing up being best friends with a Top Fuel boat family this is funny, bit I respect it none the less. Especially the squirt gun guys who aren't really looked up to in my world. God I miss Jerry, Hillbilly #106.
That was the best time I had ever
That was the best time ever. They can't take that away
Mike stuckey in the te class is my cousin
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