As race teams in North America enjoy the off-season, the Gulf region halfway around the world is fully submerged with their “on-season.” Several tracks across that region have been holding regularly scheduled drag races but the one series that has garnered a significant amount of international attention is the Arabian Drag Racing League held at the prestigious Qatar Racing Club. Dozens of Pro Modified teams from neighboring countries and several United States based racing operations have been involved in the competition as drivers, support staff, and crew chiefs have converged on the high-tech drag strip. Three Pro Modified divisions headline the eight-race Arabian Drag Racing League and the competition is as fierce as any big US-based event. In fact, several world records have been recorded this season, including low ET in Pro Nitrous where Edelbrock helped power Khalid Abdul Mohammed of EKanoo Racing to the quickest eighth-mile nitrous pass in Pro Modified history with a 3.70 at 202 mph.
The EKanoo Racing team first ran a 3.70 at 202 mph lap in testing and backed it up by securing the top qualifying position in round four of the 2014 series. It was their third top qualifying position of the year. The team then ran through the field with consistent 3.70 performances with the finale being a 3.71 at 200 mph to defeat the 1968 Camaro of Stevie Jackson, which ran 3.73 at 199 mph. Adding a coolness factor to the equation is the fact that the EKanoo Racing Camaro was tuned by Shane Tecklenberg of Tuned by Shane T from halfway across the world in his Southern California-based business. Tecklenberg signed into the laptop remotely to tune the Edelbrock XTR fuel injection system and keep the Pat Musi 903ci powerplant in top running order.
Edelbrock and Pat Musi are responsible for the horsepower to push the EKanoo Racing’s 1969 Camaro to record breaking performances, top-qualifying positions, and race wins during the Arabian Drag Racing League competition. Musi and Edelbrock collaborated on the XTR fuel injection system that is standard equipment for Musi’s 903ci nitrous engines, which happen to power NHRA, NMCA, ADRL, and other champions and record holders. The Edelbrock XTR fuel injection keeps control of the 2,400 horsepower, nitrous gulping monster thanks to its fully programmable capabilities. Edelbrock was also tapped to be the exclusive nitrous systems on the Musi 903ci powerplant. The famed engine shop plumbs four-stages of Edelbrock nitrous on the custom sheet metal intake manifolds to help pack the punch needed to compete in today’s tough Pro Modified and Top Sportsman fields around the world.