In drag racing there is an old saying: “There’s no substitute for cubic inches.” It is certainly an ideal that Tony Starita took to heart when he chose a power plant for Illuminati, eventually opting for a R&R 139ci billet V-twin.
He carried the extreme theme through to the wheels, which he ordered before he started the build. Starita’s Illuminati placed in the top 30 in the 2009 World Championship Freestyle class.
The 18 x 10.5 rear and 21 x 3.5in front from Xtreme Machine are the only ones of their kind in existence and have been set-up to carry dual 360 Brakes at the front and a JayBrake four-piston mounted on the transmission output at the rear all operated by a single foot control.
2009 World Championship – Freestyle
|Year / Model||2009 / B.T.C.S. low rider|
|Engine Make / Size||R&R 139|
|Transmission Type||6 speed billet Baker|
|Frame Make / Type||War Eagle / Conquerer|
|Front End||American Suspension / inverted|
|Stretch||7 over / minus 3 down|
|Wheels – Front||Extreme Machine/one off|
|Wheels – Rear||Extreme Machine/one off|
|Tires – Front||Avon Viper / 120mm|
|Tires – Rear||Avon Viper / 300mm|
|Brakes – Front||dual 360 Brakes|
|Brakes – Rear||Jay 4 tranz brake|
|Painter||Sandoval’s Kustom Designs|
|Chroming / Plating||Chrome Masters/Coating Specialties|