You can’t get up much speed on a tractor, at least not enough to satisfy Ray Thompson.
Thompson has 35 years of experience as an engineer, mostly as a test engineer, developing tests and analyzing failures to improve the reliability and safety of John Deere tractors. His real passion, though, has always been drag racing. He's raced twelve-second street cars, nine-second chassis cars, and seven-second dragsters. After retiring from John Deere, Thompson started Thompson Engineering and Racing to apply his knowledge of vehicle dynamics and failure analysis to the sport of drag racing.