Billy Copeland lives in Tennessee and began installing 4D rocket motors on the back of street luges in 1996. His second attempt was a 2G rocket motor, but eventually it became a 4G rocket motor. Billy was first mentioned in the Guinness Book of Records for a 98.5 mph run, firing 15 of the 24 rocket motors mounted on the back of the street luge.
Bob lives in Maryland and began purchasing gas turbine jet engines in 2004, developing a way to mount them on the back of a street luge. After hours passed to design and construction, Bob’s Jet Powered Street Luge was born. Bob plays on drag strips with jet cars and trucks. He hit over 80 mph on a 1/4 mph tow strip and recorded a top speed of 119.2 mph on GPS.
Joel lives in West Sussex, England and started working on jet engine street luges in 2005 with the purpose of achieving 120mph. On 2007, using the engine provided by Heward Microjets, Joel almost achieved his goal with a top speed of 184.714 mph and a two-run average of 182.7 mph. Limited by his course, Joel believes he can probably push his record even further to 130mph.
Dave Pullman started street rugs in 2002 after watching the movie “Rollerball,” starring two street rugers running down the hills of San Francisco. After seeing the Harley-Davidson Powered Street Luge in 2007, he was encouraged to make his own Power Street Luge. After Dave made his own street luge, he took things to the next by manually shaping and assembling the front and rear fairings of the powered street luge to significantly improve his aerodynamics. Raised to the level. Testing is still pending, but Dave is already envisioning the next Powered Street Luge. This will be equipped with a hiyabusa engine.
Luc lives in Belgium and, with advice from Bob Swarts, spent a considerable amount of time (more than two years) building a gas turbine and built multiple jet-powered stages. You can see that unique custom wing he made / fuel tank that he designed for stability and the Olympus AMT 52lb thrust motor he used.He currently only had 50 mph on Jet Powered Street Luge, but he plans to increase that speed when he finds a better place to run.
Jenna lives in southern New Jersey and started street rugs at the age of 14 and soon moved to racing at the age of 15. Jenna didn’t mind participating in a sport dominated by the opposite sex, even if his father was worried. Her boys regarded her as just a competitor. At her first Madison County Gravity Fest, Jenna realized that her speed wasn’t an issue for runs approaching 70 mph. She was fully challenged when she climbed on a 100cc powered street luge at the Texas Miles event in October 2007. Who would have thought she chose to follow in the footsteps of her father by recording a top speed of 102.002mph at the first event instead of following in the footsteps of her father.