So, it's a safe bet that the following video is the craziest thing you'll see all day. Maybe this week, and quite possibly, this month. It stars, in no particular order, a drifting Freightliner semi driven by Pikes Peak champ Mike Ryan, a dock worker/stuntman being pulled behind said semi, a Ford Crown Victoria driving on two wheels, a drifting Nissan 240SX Coupe, two ramps, a row of Smart Fortwo minicarsand the Long Beach harbor. Yes, this is the sequel to the original "Size Matters."
We've seen diesel-powered race cars in LeMans and Dakar but rarely in the U.S. That is, until Chili Pepper Racing hits the track in its Volkswagen Jetty TDI. The team thinks its the first production-based diesel car to race in a professional road racing series in this country. We do know of numerous drag racers running diesels, and Banks Engineering has a purpose-built truck it took the track; but no production vehicles come to mind.