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Three weeks ago, Rob Goss’ X275 Challenger had a broken engine block after an event with Jeff Kinsler driving at MDIR. He’s got the car all back together thanks to Bruce Maichle, HHR Performance,and the rest of the guys on his crew. This time around, he’s got an iron block on board, which he says puts him a bit overweight but will hopefully provide a bit more durability. As Goss is the trendsetter with GenIII Hemi drag racing, it’s only natural that he finds all of the weak links in the engine components. He turned in a 4.62 at 157 mph in this morning’s open session.


Frank Soldridge recently installed a new set of spread-port billet big-block heads and billet manifold from David Visner at Visner Engine Development. He cracked off a 4.19 pedaling it this morning; with the new combo, he didn’t have a chance to tune the engine in on the dyno before leaving for the event.

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Round one qualifying sheets are posted--click the link in the top post. More notes to follow tonight and in the morning.
 

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Thanks, Jason
 

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Finally some updates--so sorry it's taken all day. We had some software issues that are finally resolved.


Outlaw 10.5 is led by Steve Gorman, but this is the car that’s caught our eye so far in the class, Chuck Ulsch, driving for owner Gil Mobley Motorsports, is still sorting out the screw blower on the car and trying to get the power to the ground through the big 10.5 meats. Last night he landed in the number three spot with a strong 4.13 at only 186 mph. There’s way more left in this car.


How about a Bruder bomb dropped on the 275 Radial class? Can’t ever count out the twins from New Jersey; Rich torched the class with a top qualifier effort last night of 4.51 He’s followed by Mean Dean Marinis at 4.56 and Rob Goss at 4.59.

I also added many more photos to the gallery.

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we'll find out soon.. those guys are up next, they are scraping the track right now. it's cooled down some but feels humid to me.
 

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Lots more photos added to the gallery and more updates. I'll have sheets posted as soon as Ultra is finished. Click the link above.


Dan Whetstine’s out here with a brand-new combo in his super-clean ’91 Mustang. The car wears an F-1R ProCharger atop the Brodix Neal-headed 417 cubic inch powerplant. In the last couple of months, the team switched over to M1 fuel, added a Waterman fuel pump, Billet Atomizer 550 lb./hr. Injectors, and Menscer front struts. Jason Norris from Triton Metals made a new water and fuel tank, then powdercoated all of the new supercharger piping. With this combo he’s able to lose 150 pounds from his previous weight. Teammate Tim Essick is ticking the keys on the laptop to bring the tune up to speed. Crewmembers Timmy Savoy and Phillip Buckner also help the program, and Whetstine credits “Awesome Sauce” wife Michelle for the assist on everything he does.He went for a wild ride this afternoon in round two of qualifying.


Oh-so-close! The Golden Gorilla almost did the 3-second dance right here at the Yellow Bullet race. When the vast majority of the Outlaw Drag Radial field couldn’t take advantage of tonight’s cooler temperatures, DeWayne Mills went right down Broadway.
 

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thanks for postin these jason!
 

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One week ago, Eric Kenward’s ’79 Malibu ‘Wheelie Wagon’ was sitting in the bodyshop as a shell. Kenward (left) has been to every Yellow Bullet race, so what do you think happened? He took the car home and thrashed nonstop to get it back together with the turbocharged combination under the hood. With no testing, the car ran a 5.07 at 142 mph with a turbo that’s been changed out for a better unit that makes 3.5 more psi on the two step and 5 psi more four-tenths into the run. Cal Hartline, TRZ Motorsports, and Frank Mewshaw among others provide assistance with the program. Kenward thinks the car will be fast in the first round–we shall see!


Ronny Rhodes was debating which tuneup to put into the car this morning. We managed to sneak a photo of the book, but he said there was a bullet with our name on it if we showed anyone. He’s sitting in 11th after qualifying with a 5-flat and has his work cut out for him.

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Mr. Whetstine went for another wild ride in the first round of X275 today, taking all four hoops off the ground and the loss against Vincent Gianelli in the process. Once he and Essick figure this car out and keep the nose on the ground it’s going to be a serious player.

Also, 16 car ladders have been posted for all classes--click the link in the above post. More updates and photos posted shortly.
 

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Round Two Outlaw Big Tire and Outlaw 10.5 notes are up. Gallery has been updated with some new photos also.


Huge upset as the Tom Ferrick-owned S-10 truck driven by Larry Wood, Jr. takes out number-five-qualifier Steve Gorman in a wild pedalfest. Gorman was in and out of the throttle numerous times and Wood was able to sneak around him on the top end, 4.86 to Gorman’s 4.92. 620 cubic inches of DiSomma twin-turbo power marching on.
 
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