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    Off-Road Car for Para's and Quad's

    Check this out, it took a year of research and development. I was injured racing motocross about 5 years ago and I wanted to find away to get back in the dirt. This car is equiped with power steering and a push/pull for brake and acceleration. I'm a C-5 quad and I drive this off road car with no-problems. It's a blast. What I like best is that their are no limitations. The car works great. If anybody would like more info and pics let me know. ........Extrmmxer
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    Here is a pic of the hand controls inside the car.
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    looks like an open wheel sprint chassis. what for engine is in it?

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    Too cool! I wanna try one.

    Can you offer any more details Extr.. as far as cost? manufacturer? Is it a kit? totally custom? Who built it for you? Where do you ride/race it?

    Again, congratulations. Awesome ride/setup.

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    The car is called a Drakart. You can check them out at www.drakart.com My car has a 750cc Kawasaki 4 stroke engine. It runs about 60 -70 MPH. I bought the car used for 8,000 and I had all the controls custom made. The cars a very expense new, but sometimes you can find them used for a good deal. I'm still involved in motocross and I drive the car at a local track called Perris Raceway (www.perrisraceway.com) The track is specifically for dirtbikes, but the owners allow me to come out and drive my car on off-days. I also go out to the desert. I have a friend that's a para and he has the same type of off-road car. It's a blast. We are looking for more people to get involved to hold races and events. I call it Dirt Adaption.

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    Hi very cool racer.How do you get in? What hand control system do you use?etc. Very impressed

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    Rick,

    I get it in the car usually by a buddy picking me up and setting me into the car. Or I can use a Hoye lift. Getting in the car isn't that bad, but getting out is a little tricky, it just took a little practice and a good system. The steering wheel pops off with a quick release, which allows for more room for getting in and out. As for the type of hand controls, they are my own design that I call Dirt Adaption. It's a simple push/pull for brake and acceleration. You pull back and the car accelerates then you push forward and the car stops. This action takes minimal strength. There is a power steering system that makes the car a breeze to turn with one arm. It truly works amazingly perfect.

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    We just got permision for my son Robbie {c6} to race a modified stock car class at a the Mosport speed way. The class is 350 cu.with 2speed auto trans. We are looking at the sure grip hand control system as possblity.thanks for info.

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    looks like the old Honda Odessey.

    If there is a tourist season why can't we shoot them?
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    Rick,

    That sounds pretty cool. I bet your son is excited to race. When you get a chance post some pics of the car.

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