Australia day Ford V Holden came around and
we decided to take Oliver’s 66 fastback mustang
to WSID and see what it can run. The object
was to run a solid 10 second pass then get
kicked out. The car was entered in Super Street
which had a bracket of 11 – 13 second range.
Track temperatures were over a 100 so we were
expecting the heat to knock the car around.
first pass of the day we saw the car run a
low 11 second pass with some wheel spin and
fuel surging at half track. The car was then
tweaked and the second run saw the little
mustang go 11.03@121mph. This meant that the
mustang was top qualifier in super street
so the boys now shifted focus on winning the
saw consistent 11.0 second passes with the
driver backing off at the 1000ft mark. Since
we were going rounds we were confident that
if we had no issues were would have a good
chance of winning the class.
were called to the staging lanes for the semi
finals and we found that the car would not
kick over. We opened the bonnet and found
no fan belt and a good dose of steam. Our
night was over in a flash with all the boys
disappointed. But as they say “That’s Drag
day was excellent with some very fast cars
in attendance. A couple of Pro Stock cars
and Supercharged outlaws putting on an awesome
As for the little Mustang?
It lives to fight another day.