In today’s world of drag racing, it seems like more and more cars have some type of power adder. Blowers, turbos and nitrous are nothing new but with the technology of today’s electronics, tires, fuel, and track prep, it seems the sky is the limit when it comes to just how quick these combos can and have run.
But for the sake of numbers, the power adder crowd actually make up a smaller percentage of all of drag racing than one might think. When it comes to fast door car racing where the entire field is naturally aspirated, pro stock has been the place to be for many years. From Grumpy Jenkins running the sport’s first 9-second run in 1970 in pro stock, to Frank Gugliotta going the quickest ever at 6.25 in 2008. But it’s unbelievable at how quick the mountain motor cars of today have run, with the new record being reset by John Montecalvo running 4.020 in the eighth in October 2017 at the PDRA finals held at Virginia Motorsports Park. Talking with some of the pro stock racers, they think a 6.10-6.15 run in the quarter is not
out of the question. With the cubic inch limits of 830 ci for Hemis and 840 ci with a wedge head, engine builders are pushing the limits to what these engines can produce….Read more of this article. Just click on the digital feature below this introduction.
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