• Jan 8th 2013 at 7:00PM
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Nearing his 81st birthday, Don "Big Daddy" Garlits is still innovating in the world of drag racing. The Motorsports Hall Of Famer has certainly burned more than his fair share of fuel during his racing days, but thanks to a 1,500 kilowatt all-electric dragster furnished by High Tech Systems LLC, no fossil fuels were harmed in the making of this video.

Watch the EV dragster's first launch here (Ed. embedding disabled), but don't adjust your speakers. The normally noisy affair is toned down considerably without a rip-roaring top fuel engine.

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[Source: Motor Authority]

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