Suspected drag racers busted on LIE after chase

Four drag racers clocked at going more than 100 mph on the Long Island Expressway were arrested early Wednesday morning after a high-speed police chase that stretched from Plainview to Roslyn, police said.
A Nassau highway patrol officer says he spotted eight to 10 cars racing west past exit 48 after 1 a.m. Three patrol cars ended up chasing them for 11 exits, when other vehicles forced the alleged drag racers to slow down. Police were then able to pull over four of the drivers.
Police said the four drivers, all from Queens, were among up to 10 racers in souped-up cars eyed speeding and swerving in and out of all four lanes on the LIE. The other cars got away.
All of the drivers had participated in speed contests on Deer Park Avenue earlier in the night, police said.
The defendants? vehicles were impounded at the scene and the drivers are in jail. Police said the men spent thousands of dollars modifying their engines and exhausts to make their cars ideal for racing.