Since its inception, quarter- mile index racing has been steadily growing. However, over the last eight or so years it has become that shining example of grassroots family-style racing in much of the Northeast. Longtime supporters and competitors Fonse Performance have been patriarchs in the most popular and always heavily contested 8.50 Index category for quite some time. Since 2008, the crew from Fonse have campaigned three different cars winning multiple races and championships with all three in this high energy heads-up style category and their current 8.50 Index Mustang is a stocktype suspension small tire car typical of what the class was designed around.
RPM Magazine caught up with driver Al Fonse, Jr. to gain some insight on the car, their racing, and how they came about teaming up with Strange Engineering, the main sponsors of the monthly Index Series at Cecil County Dragway in Maryland; The Strange Engineering Street Car Shootout.
Al Jr., the young wheelman of the Strange Stang (as it has become known) received his lifelong experience in fast cars and racing from his parents, …Read more of this article. Just click on the digital feature below this introduction.
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