I made my first pass down the quartermile way back in 1978, at Raceway Park in Englishtown, N.J. Growing up in the seventies as I did my first car was the classic Chevy Camaro. My 6 cylinder ’67 Camaro ran a blistering 18.48 @76 mph as I recall. As slow as that now seems, I was hooked!
A telephone pole and a patch of “BLACK ICE” ended our relationship abruptly one January night. My next ’67 Camaro carried the venerable 327 with a Muncie 4 speed transmission. Lack of the proper safety equipment (scattershield) kept this fine ride off the racetrack. I only wish I had someone to share their racing tips with me then, as I could have saved a lot of time and money.
In the eighties I moved to sunny south Florida, where it seemed to me the 5 liter Mustangs were on every corner. Which led to my purchasing a 1983 Mustang GT 5.0, my first of many Mustangs to follow. Thirty some odd years and a half dozen or so racecars later.
My current ride a 1993 Mustang LX 5.0 hatchback, armed with a 363 cu. in. stroker motor, C4 with transbrake, and a 2 stage nitrous system by Nitrous Oxide Systems is capable of running in the 8 second zone if pushed hard enough. 8 seconds or 18 dragracing has brought a lot of joy to my life over the years. It’s a great hobby for me and a profitable profession for others.
Either way this blog was created so others could benefit from my best racing tips. So (hopefully) you can avoid some of the same mistakes I made along the way. I’m going to try to cover as many different aspects of the total dragracing experience that I can for you.Topics will include everything from getting to and from the track, checklist of items to bring with you, on track tips, money saving tips, etc. From the first time racer to the serious gearhead, I hope to provide a little something for everyone. So come on inside and enjoy the ride.