Here's a video of our finished sander in action at the AWFS Show 2007

I can not believe the irony in the description on the masthead of this blog, which I typed months before the actual race took place. That’s right, our sander launched out of the track in what was described by the MC as “The most spectacular thing I’ve seen in my 20 years of witnessing belt sander races!” In the end our efforts were rewarded by a second place finish, just .09 seconds behind first place! Not too shabby for a couple first-timers!

We also became the first racers to have a video camera mounted on the sander during an actual race. The footage is part of the montage in the video below

See additional videos of the race through the links in the thumbnail photos above.

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Belt Sander Racer Takes Flight at BSRA Race at '07 AWFS