Breaks ET and MPH Records for Fastest Doorslammer Class
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Frankie Taylor AKA “Mad Man” broke all records in Pro Extreme at the Arabian Drag Racing Leagues Race in Qatar January 19th. Taylor laid down and unprecedented 214.42 MPH during his second qualifier along with a 3.563, backed up by his previous qualifying pass of firstname.lastname@example.org!
Joey “Hero” Martin & Taylor faced up in the final round for an “All NCRC” slugfest. Martin’s wheelie bar broke ending what would have been a close race. Martin had laid down a email@example.com during testing later, proving that the White Camaro will lay down the big numbers.
Big Congratulations to Frankie on the win and new World Records and to Joey on the R/U!
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Runs firstname.lastname@example.org in testing – Fastest Ever Outlaw 10.5 Pass
Todd Tutterow blasted out a email@example.com driving the Al-Anabi Outlaw 10.5 Corvette in Qatar during testing on January 14th. While some won’t give him credit as it was during testing, and there were not certified pictures of the scales to prove he was at race weight, it was still the 1st pass by an Outlaw 10.5 car in the 3.90’s.
Todd went on to win the 1st event over Tim Lynch setting the stage for an exciting battle for the next race in the series!
Sets new track record for a great start in 2013!!!
Justin Swanstrom driving Skywalker took home the win in X275 for the Fat Boy’s Racing Team at last weekends Tomato Nationals at Immokalee. The Father & Son Team from Zephyrhills, Florida struggled some finding the right setup, but they got it figured out and laid down a new track record of 4.86 in the process!
In the final round Justin ran a 4.91 to overtake Eric Leepers in his Turbo Lightning Pickup who ran a 4.98, a real close race. This was Justin’s 1st win in the class, so we’re sure he’s really proud and itching to get back out in a couple weeks at Bradenton.
Check out the Final Round Video!
Congratulations to Justin (Lil’ Country) and Corey (Big Country) on the 1st Win of the Season and the new track record !!!
armed with the Fastest N2O Small Block on 275’s!!
Justin Swanstrom aka “Lil Country” and his Dad Corey “Big Country” Swanstrom from Zephyrhills, Florida own the two fastest Small Block Nitrous Cars competing in the X275 class. Justin, who is 16 years old just started driving this year and had proven to be a quite a competitor, and he’s armed with Skywalker, the fastest Small Block Nitrous X275 car in the Country.
Corey started Justin out earlier this year in a detuned N/A 5.20 capable car and within a handful of passes he was in the 5.20’s looking like a seasoned veteran. Anyone that’s driven a car that quick knows how much of an adjustment that is starting from scratch, and yeah, we’re certainly impressed! Not only is Justin a quick learner, he’s also deadly on the tree cutting lights in the .007 to .011 range! Corey attributes Justin’s quick reflexes to his experience on the Football field where he plays Quarterback and those quick reflexes have been painful lessons to his competition. Corey said a number of the older guys ask him to “Go easy on me…” before suiting up as they know they had better be on their toes or Justin will tree them bad. And so far Justin has never been treed in competition…
Justin has already been taught a tough lesson with a wild ride ending up with the tail of the car hitting the wall at the top end of the track which definitely got his attention. Afterwards he took a few months off before he decided he was ready to drive again. His Dad insisted he go right back to the same track where he had wrecked at if he was going to do it, and that’s what they did. They went right back to the slick track that he had wrecked at, and once again it was a challenge to get down but Justin did it. If you’ve ever kissed the wall in a car, you know it’ll teach you a newfound respect for these wicked beasts, and it appears Justin’s learned his lesson well his Dad says.
He’s now behind the wheel of Skywalker, the evil silver Mustang that Corey bought from Eric McMillon (Speed-365.com) earlier this year. The car is powered by a SC1 Headed Small Block Ford built by Seidle Racing Engines and is equipped with a Neal Chance bolt together converter, in fact Corey runs NCRC in both of his Mustangs. Skywalker has been 4.71 at Holly Springs, and just recently went 4.729 in testing in Georgia making it the fastest Small Block X275 car in the country. Their orange car has been a 4.83 recently, making it the second fastest Nitrous Small Block X275 car – and yes, they both were in 2013 rules trim. Their team, Fat Boy’s Racing, are going to be tough to beat this upcoming season!
Good luck next year Justin, Corey and the Fat Boy’s Racing Team!
4.22@189 with only a 540!!!
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Brad Harris ran some real impressive numbers at the Shakedown at E-Town this year during qualifying in Outlaw 10.5. He ran a 4.22@189, and later a 4.26@188 which are certainly in the hunt, but what most don’t realize is he did it with a smallish 540 ci powerplant boosted by twin 90mm Turbos!
Brad faced fellow NCRC customer Mo Hall in the 1st round, but didn’t get a chance to repeat his quicker passes and fell off the mark a bit sending Mo on to the next round. Hey you can’t win em’ all and the team certainly had some Et’s to be proud of after this race.
Typically many of the Outlaw 10.5 cars that are running a number that quick are powered with a 632, or bigger engine, which makes Brad’s very quick ET’s even more special. We know Brad’s got a few more things to try when the weather warms up again, so look for some even quicker ET’s from this team in 2013.
Congratulations Brad on the new PB!