SN Editor – I’ve spent many years in action sports and Jack McClure is still the craziest guy I’ve ever seen. We raced Top Fuel Dragsters in the late 1960’s and 1970’s. Fast cars were running the full quarter mile in the mid 6 seconds at 220+ mph. Jack would sit on his little go-kart, make 5 second passes at 240 mph and completely show up the big boys. His idea of “safety” was to strap a parachute to the back of his neck. He planned to release the chute if any problems happened, be pulled out of the car backwards and slide to a stop on his ass. Always wondered what happened to him and fully expected to hear he was killed in this go-kart. He’s now back at it at 88 years old … CRAZY !!!!!!!!!
Captain Jack McClure 1973
After over 40 years, Captain Jack McClure fires up his H2O2 Rocket Powered Kart to put on a show at the 2014 ManCup at the South Georgia Motorsports Park. This video covers Jack’s runs Nov 14-16, 2014.
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