Just when Mustang racers and followers of the NMRA didn’t think “The Fireball” John Urist could be any more dominant than his 5 Super Street Outlaw Championships, Team Hellion once again shocked the Mustang racing world with the first ever pass to break the 7.30 barrier. Hellion was the first to break into the 7.40(s), the 7.30(s) and now the 7.20(s).
“After working out some bugs, we had the chassis straight and we were confident that a low 7.30 was possible, stated John. First round came, and the track was spectacular…7.29 at 194 – the first sso car in the 7.20’s.”
Although The Team Nitto Tire / Hellion Racing Mustang set a new benchmark for the class, John’s weekend came to an early end on Sunday morning. “Sunday first round was not as expected, as we had a malfunction with a vacuum circuit and lost power, giving the win to fellow racer Chip Haveman. Hats off to Chip. We know this season will be more competitive than ever.”
“Considering circumstances, we are leaving Florida on a high note; we are the first car in the 7.20′ s and leaving prepared for our next race in Atlanta. We learned a lot about our new set-up, and thanks to our partners at Edelbrock and Race Flow Development, the freshly plumbed Russell ProClassic hose and fittings worked flawlessly and our high flowing RFD ported Edelbrock SC1 heads are making more power than ever.”
Look for future posts from Team Hellion after every NMRA event. We wish John, Nitto Tire and the entire Hellion Team the best of luck in 2010.