Photo Courtesy Team Bray Racing
Frankie “The Madman” Taylor wrapped up his “Northern Swing” Down Under Tour last weekend with a final round win in the Aussie Desert Nationals Pro Slammer Final. Taylor defeated his teammate Ben Bray in the final, with the third member, Victor Bray coming in 3rd! That’s cause to celebrate!
Congratulations to Frankie, Paul, Ben, Victor and the rest of the Bray Racing Team sponsored by Gulf Western Oil!!
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A hot track and crappy air typically are not the ideal conditions to go out and break a class record, but apparently Jim Bell’s Camaro didn’t care, with Carl Stevens behind the wheel and Xtreme Racing Engines Hemi under the hood, the Team went out and blasted away the NEOPMA MPH Record, and broke the Maple Grove Track record three times!!!
4 Consistent 5.70 passes at 260 MPH took Stevens to the winners circle as well! Way to go Carl, Jim and Team!!
Check out the video of the 5.761@261 pass on YouTube
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Jimmy Plimpton has been on a roll lately, he just wheeled the Teams Fearmont to another X275 win at the Ohio Valley Prize Fight. Despite challenging hot track temps and numerous hiccups, the Plimpton Team powered through to take the final round win over Kenny Hubbard in close final round. Plimpton went 4.45@161 to Hubbard’s 4.49@159 to take the win!
Congratulations to Jimmy, Jim, Ervin, Sam, Cory, and the Nick’s on your win!
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After cutting out 900 lbs of weight, Brian Gray of Gray’s Diesel Performance in Middleburg, Florida laid claim to the World’s Quickest & Fastest 7.3 Powerstroke Diesel Record! Weighing in at a portly 3625 lbs (light for a diesel truck), Brian ran a 5.21@137 in the 1/8th, the fastest pass ever for a 7.3 Diesel.
This truck is equipped with a Neal Chance 12″ Diesel Lockup Converter in front of a Proformance Racing Transmissions Turbo 400 to get all that torque to the wheels. If you’d like to see some heavy iron rolling coal, check out his Facebook page.!
Photo Courtesy Dragzine.com / Red’s Racing Photos
After a disappointing semi-final rain out last fall in MX235, Clint Downs came back this year swinging with a new alky combination in his Nova. Downs qualified #2 with a 4.84 and picked up every pass which took him to the final against Brad Medlock, the #1 qualifier. Clint got out first with a holeshot and didn’t look back to take the win with a firstname.lastname@example.org to Medlock’s email@example.com.
Big congratulations to Clint, Amber, Corbin and Bob on the win!