Brian Devilbiss Runs a 9.27-Second ET and Takes the Win with Edelbrock’s E-Force R2650 Supercharger
The Eaton TVS Supercharger Throwdown is an exciting new quarter-mile challenge that promotes Eaton’s latest Twin Vortices Series rotor technology while creating a safe and fun environment for TVS-supercharged street machines to battle it out on a properly prepped dragstrip with timers, starting lights and race fans in the grandstands.
Atlanta Dragway played host to this first-time event that was held in conjunction with the NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals this past weekend. The rules were minimal and required that all entries must be a Chevy, Ford or Dodge vehicle powered by a V-8 small-block Chevy/GM, Modular/Coyote, Gen III HEMI engine, or a domestic V-6 engine platform with a TVS-based supercharger.
Seven cars were present to shoot it out for the $1,000 prize, a TVS supercharger of choice from one of Eaton’s technical partners that include Edelbrock, Harrop, Magnuson and Roush, a trophy and of course bragging rights. The heavily modified VMP-supercharged 2016 Mustang belonging to Oscar Morin of Mercedes, TX, was favored to win after qualifying in the Number 1 spot and setting Low ET and Top Speed of the show with an 8.684 at 156.81 MPH. Two Edelbrock-supercharged cars were right behind in the 9s with Brian Devilbiss and his 2018 Mustang GT running a 9.33 at 149.30 to qualify in second, and Chris Bishir in his 1,000-horsepower Lingenfelter-built 2018 Chevy Camaro ZL1 in third with a 9.491 at 149.53 MPH pass.
With an odd number of entries in the final qualifying field, Number 1 qualifier Morin took the bye run with an 8.733-second pass, leaving Devilbiss to face the Magnuson-supercharged 2016 Camaro of Gregory Carlos in the first round. Devilbiss and his Edelbrock-supercharged Mustang drew first blood with a 9.248 at 151.07 MPH win over Carlos’ 10.002 at 135.58. This pitted Devilbiss up against another Edelbrock-supercharged Mustang driven by Dalton Winkler in Round 2. With trouble on the starting line for Vinkler, Devilbiss clocked a stout 9.263 at 150.97 which put him in the final-round showdown against Morin who took out the 1,000-horsepower Lingenfelter-built Camaro driven by Chris Bishir.
Thanks to his skill behind the wheel and the consistent performance from his Edelbrock E-Force supercharged 5.0, Devilbiss ran a 9.276 to take the final-round win over a tire-smoking Morin who slowed to an 11.903 at the big end.
Devilbiss’ Throwdown-winning Mustang is powered by a stock-block 5.0L engine topped with the E-Force Stage II Supercharger System #15388, which is Edelbrock’s highest horsepower EPA-legal kit. The car was built by Evolution Performance and has been dyno-tested at 1,020 horsepower with 919 ft-lbs of torque at the rear wheels. Lund Racing’s Jon Lund Jr. gets credit for the custom engine calibration that puts this car into the low 9s with consistency.
Of course the team at Edelbrock couldn’t be happier with the results from the first Eaton TVS Supercharger Throwdown. “We’re very pleased with the performance of our new E-Force R2650 TVS Superchargers this past weekend,” said Don Barry, President and CEO of Edelbrock. “These kits are designed for enthusiasts who want to get the most out of their vehicles through an easy-to-install package. The wins speak for themselves and once again demonstrate our never-ending commitment to creating the highest quality performance products.”
For more information regarding Edelbrock’s superchargers or other performance products, please visit www.edelbrock.com.