PROCHARGER RACERS WIN AT HOT ROD TOP SPEED CHALLENGE
When it comes to putting power down and moving cars forward just as fast as possible, the HOT ROD Top Speed Challenge excels. Held in conjunction with the East Coast Timing Association’s season-opening event near Maxton, North Carolina, this standing-mile event challenges racers to get off the line and down the abandoned WWII airstrip and record their top speed at the end of just one mile.
As part of the event, HOT ROD magazine passes out their highly-coveted Top Speed Challenge jackets as additional prizes to class winners. This year, it was not one, but two ProCharger-equipped racers taking home the jackets and the top-speed titles in both the Super Street and Real Street classes.
Steve Benyo, using a ProCharger F-1R on 323 cu.in. 4-valve Ford “mod motor” in his 2003 Mustang Cobra, powered his way to very impressive 233.103 mph pass in the standing mile. This was his best performance ever at Maxton and easily led him to first place finish in the high-competitive Super Street Class.
Also using ProCharger-power for a class win in the top speed challenge was Mark Weiler. Battling some fuel-regulator issues, Weiler wheeled his ProCharger-equipped Firebird to a top speed of 178.777, which was still good enough for the Real Street class win and the Top Speed Challenge jacket!
Congratulations to both of these ProCharger racers! Check out the full article in the August 2009 issue of HOT RODmagazine.