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09-23-2010, 12:21 PM

DIY fans from around the world are strapping themselves into the speedy cars powered by the engines from everyday tools such as leaf blowers, disc cutters and chainsaws.

The mini dragsters can reach speeds of up to 112kph (70mph) on a 100m (320ft) strip because of their lightweight bodies.

Competitors will be hoping to blow away the opposition this weekend at the national Power Tool Drag Racing Championship in Yeovil, which will see experts from the Royal Navy teaming up with Five's Gadget Show to compete against power tool companies and DIY enthusiasts ... A manly hobby (http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/841774-the-power-tool-dragster-driven-by-saws)