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I have been racing for 15 years and my partner, Kurt Lombard has been racing for around 20 years. About ten years ago we decided to start traveling to most of the races together and help each other as a team. In 1999 we both sold our sleds and Kurt kept his 700cc motor that he had custom built by The Crank Shop. I found a DART chassis in Anchorage, Alaska in the fall of 1999. It is a one-of-a-kind hand-built chrome moly chassis with independent front suspension. We had it crated up and put on a ship to Seattle and then on a truck to us. It took us around ten weeks of 3:00 am nights to complete the sled. We won the Canadian World Championship this year making it five years in a row! Kurt does all the tuning and I do the driving.

I want to say a "Big Thanks" to my partner and best friend, Kurt Lombard (The Captain). He is without a doubt the best Open Modified Drag Sled tuner in the business.

Here's a link to a short video of us racing in 2009. We are the red sled. (660 feet in 4.8 seconds. 135mph. 60ft in 1.0 sec)

Jimmy Spurs and Kurt Lombard with drag sled.
Jim McMahon and Kurt Lombard with drag sled at a race.

The motor produces 195 horsepower and the IFS chassis weighs 320 lbs. race ready. Every nut and bolt on the sled, motor or suspension is made of titanium. The sled runs from a dead stop to 660 feet in 5.36 seconds at 124 mph. It can cover 60 feet in 1.16 seconds and 0-60 mph in 1.8 seconds. We hold two world records with 700 cc in Open Modified at 5.36 seconds at 124.6 mph and one in Heavy Modified at 5.53 seconds. The race courses are 660 feet long (1/8 mile) with 1200 feet of shut down on glare ice either on a lake or flooded field.

Racing sleds.
Side views of the two sleds ...

Lombard and McMahan win the 2006 Atlantic WINTERNATIONALS.
Lombard and McMahan win the 2006 Atlantic WINTERNATIONALS.

Lombard and McMahan win the 2006 Canadian Nationals.
Lombard and McMahan win the 2006 Canadian Nationals. That sled goes the first 60 ft in 1.17 seconds!

Jim and Kurt won the 2007 Canadian World Series 1000cc Woodys Challange!
Jim and Kurt won the 2007 Canadian World Series 1000cc Woodys Challange!

Kurt won an award for being the Best Mechanic (Tuner) of 2006 on the largest Ice Drag circuit in the world (Maritime Snowmobile Racing Federation). He certainly deserves it!

And also a big 'Thank You' to Cory McLean for doing a great job driving in the Open or Lite classes with our sleds.

McMahon and Lombard in Canada
Our New 1000cc Spencer Chassis ...

Closer shot of the sled.
Closer shot of the sled.

Two of the Canadian Support Team.
Two of the Canadian Support Team.

Canadian Crew Chief with Jimmy.
Canadian Crew Chief with Jimmy

Spencer 1000 chassis.
Spencer 1000 chassis being prepared in January 2008.

Some of Jimmy's fan club at a race in Quebec.
Some of Jimmy's fan club at a race in Quebec in 2008.

Fairly VT, 2009 Top Gun Shootout !,  # 1 Qualifier in 4.89 sec @ 134mph  in 660 ft.
Fairly VT, 2009 Top Gun Shootout !, # 1 Qualifier in 4.89 sec @ 134mph in 660 ft.
Ted Jennetty, Jr driving.


Enough about drag sleds. How about some firearms? The following photos are courtesy of Bob Bullard of Design Image Photo ...

Karrie Kay with a pair ...
Karrie Kay with a nice pair of Ruger Vaquero's ...

Karrie with a Browning 1885.
This Browning 1885 Traditional Hunter never looked so good ...

Karrie Kay reclining on a bearskin.
Notice the pair of Jimmy Spurs' Ruger New Vaquero's?

 


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Cowboy Gun Works
Jim McMahon aka 'Jimmy Spurs'
30 Walnut Hill Road
Derry, NH 03038
Shop Phone: 603-425-1189
Cell Phone: 603-490-0312
Email: cowboygunworks@aol.com

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