The NHRA AAA Midwest nationals was a very good weekend for Muscle Motors Super Gas competitors. The inclement weather reduced Super Gas to 2 qualifying shots. Hometown racer Brian Miller qualified #1 with a 9.902 in his MM prepared 528” engine with 440-1 heads IN A full bodied 70 challenger. Unfoutunatly Brian went red in the first round. The David and Goliath story of the weekend was Scott Vandewalker. Scott definitely takes a different approach to SG racing. Not only does he use a BB Mopar, Scott uses a manual 4 sp Lenco transmission with a clutch! This is TOTALLY unheard of in “super” class racing. This was Scott first event with his new 565” BB Mopar MM engine. Scott used a series of good lights and tight packages to make it all the way to the finals. Well Scott just missed winning the event in a double breakout final.
Joe Baker qualified solidly in the Pro Mod field in 14th place. Joe used a better reaction time and a solid 5.99 to beat Brad Personett’s quicker 5.95. The Pro Mods all weekend favored the left lane. In the second round Joe had the tricky right lane. Joe made the best of it but lost with a 6.09 to Denis Radford’s quicker 6.04. After 3 races Joe is 3rd in points just 2 rounds out of first place.
All in all, a great weekend for Brian, Scott, Joe and Muscle Motors!
Muscle Motors wants to congratulate Joe Baker, and crew Denis and Jeremy for their strong showing in Pro Mod this past weekend at the Spring nationals in Houston Texas. Joe qualified #10 with a 5.95 @ 243.50 MPH. Joe made it to the Semi finals where he lost to the events eventual winner Danny Rowe. Joe’s strong qualifying and ability to go round has lifted Joe to 2nd in points and only 2 points out of the lead after 2 of 10 events.
450”/383 based stroker engine. 4340 heat treated 3.91 stroke crankshaft, 4340 H-beam connecting rods, Forged Ross pump gas pistons, Michigan 77 bearings, Melling HV oil pump, 6 qt hemi oil pan, Comp Cams custom ground hydraulic cam & lifters, Mopar Performance “452 aluminum heads”. Basically these are Edelbrock Performer RPM heads with straight spark plugs instead of angled. These straight plugs are perfect for use with exhaust manifolds or headers. Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, Double roller timing chain, Fel Pro gaskets, ARP fasteners, a new OEM appearing vibration dampner< Mopar Performance heavy duty non adjustable rockers, Comp Cams heavy duty pushrods and Chrome Moroso valve covers.
The block has been race prepped: bored and honed w/deck plate, align honed, parallel decks, new cam bearing and brass freeze plus installed. The engine was professionally assembled and it comes w/build sheet. The engine has also been run on the dyno to break in the cam and tuned for optimum power, dyno sheets provided. Engine is complete from intake to oil pan. Distributor, water/fuel pumps, and carburetor are available at an additional cost.
This engine made 474 HP and 543 torque. It has a cam design for power brakes and makes 12” of vacuum @ 900 RPM. This is a small cubic inch version of our Street Killer Krate.
Normally $7869 (with dyno test and custom cam)
Only one available @ $7200