Terrebonne, Quebec’s Luc Ricard has literally been racing since the day he got his license. “At the time, I had a 1979 Mustang that ran low 14s in the quarter, and I drove it to the track just as soon as I possibly could the day I turned 16,” he said. As it turns out, while that sleepy 302 Cold War-era pony was his first, it wouldn’t be his last. Or anywhere near his fastest. In 1996, Ricard purchased a 1985 GT ’Stang that usually ran 12.40s in the quarter in competition at both Montreal and Cayuga Dragway Park. However, like many of us, that urge to go ever faster kept gnawing at him, and he continued modifying the car for better performance, including nitrous and eventually a Pro-Charger.
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