4 AUG 03
ATI Drag Pak Challenger puts on a show at the NMCA
This was not just JC's first competition in his Drag Pak Challenger; it was his first drag racing competition ever! JC had been piloting ASA stock cars in his earlier years, but recently decided to jump behind the wheel of a drag car since his role at ATI is to help make race cars break less, go faster, and continue to sit in the winner's circle.
The ATI Drag Pak Challenger, which normally runs a Gary Stanton built 370ci Hemi motor, was running with its Mopar Performance prepped motor while final tuning was being completed on the Stanton motor. This meant JC could not run the car to its full potential. JC's Challenger is equipped with an ATI 8" Treemaster MRT and ATI built Chrysler 904 Transmission. JC says the car was setup so well, he ran consistent 10.60's all weekend long and made it to his first final round. Unfortunately the Hemi Shootout final round was canceled due to rain, so JC split the win with fellow Mopar enthusiast Wendy Robertson.
JC and the ATI crew will be in Englishtown, NJ this weekend for the NHRA Super Nationals. JC will be competing in the A/SA Stock Eliminator class. With the new Stanton motor now installed in the Challenger, we look forward to seeing what JC can do with more power under the hood.