Jaren Mott of Salt Lake City, Utah will be piloting the Tow Mater Jet Car this Saturday, May 26 at Rocky Mountain Raceways Jet Car Spring Nationals. This unique jet car is the creation of the Fire 4 Hire Jet Drag Racing Team based in Canada.
Tow Mater generates 6,000 pounds of thrust from a Westinghouse J-34 jet engine and will average 200 miles per hour down the ¼ mile. “We wanted to create something that would be completely different than anything the racing world had seen,” says Brad Janishewski of Fire 4 Hire. “It is unique and unbelievably fun.”
Tow Mater took 7 months to complete and was a collaborative effort; with the front-end being built in Canada by Fire 4 Hire and the back-half being built in Salt Lake at Utah Chassis by Jaren and Dave Mott. “We had to exchange measurements back and forth to make sure everything fit perfectly,” says Janishewski. RMR’s Jet Car Spring Nationals will be Tow Mater’s debut after months of hard work.
“Kids and adults alike will love Tow Mater. It is going to be an attention-getter,” says Mott. Mott licensed last year to race jet cars and is one of few Utah residents licensed to pilot these thunderous machines. Mott began his drag racing career at the age of 13 in the Junior Dragsters class and has since won 15 drag racing championships.
Mott now competes in Rocky Mountain Raceways Top Dragster class and sits atop the points. Mott has recently taught his girlfriend to race in the IHRA box class; resulting in regional and national quarter-finals finishes.
Rocky Mountain Raceways Jet Car Spring Nationals will feature 8 ground-pounding jet cars, 8 West Coast Outlaw Pro Mods, Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, IHRA Box, IHRA No Box,Harley Davidson of SLC – Motorcycle/Snowmobile, Top JR. & Quick JR. dragsters. Gates open at noon. Feature cars run at 6:30pm and 9:30pm. Adult tickets are $20 and youth 5-12 are $10
For more information about the Fire 4 Hire Jet Drag Racing Team: http://fire4hirejets.com/home.htm