Industry Insider: Pro Line Racing


While Pro Line focuses primarily on shipping engines and turbo systems, they are also involved in many other aspects of drag racing. Here, Rafael from FuelTech Brazil is working with Jonathan Homier (Homier Fabrications) and the PLR team to install a complete FuelTech FT500 engine management system and some prototype harnesses in preparation for FuelTech's “official” US debut. FuelTech and PLR have been working together closely in an effort to help the Brazilian firm launch here in the States and to make the latest iterations of the FT500 the absolute best platform for drag racing, and it shows. Well known radial tire racer Keith Berry recently went 3.97 at 189 MPH (1/8 mile) in his LSX PLR-powered C5 Corvette with an FT500 at the center. But that's not all.
Remember how big I said this place is? Well, here are two of Pro Line's rigs, inside the shop. Canadian Jim Bell's NHRA Pro Mod sits in the front getting ready for an upcoming event. By the way, Bell is in his seventies and still hitting 250+ MPH speeds in his top-running ’69 Camaro. PLR is currently handling race preparation and trackside support for three (!) Pro Mod teams.
When most people see a pile of cars and parts like this they are usually looking at forgotten projects and cast-aside plans. Not so here at PLR. In this case, this is “just” the El General (rear) and Q80 (front) Camaros, two of the quickest and fastest door cars (drag racing cars with functional opening/closing doors) on the planet. The Q80 Camaro recently went 5.46 at 272 MPH (1/4 mile) in St. Louis piloted by Turky Al Zafiri at the Pacific Street Car Association (PSCA) St. Louis Street Car Super Nationals (SCSN) Anarchy at the Arch event. The El General Camaro went 3.56 at 221 MPH (1/8 mile) at a PDRA race in Rockingham, NC with PLR's Steve Petty was turning the dials and doing the tuning while owner Eric Dillard was piloting. Not only can they build 'em fast, but they can tune 'em and drive 'em fast, too!
Speaking of driving, if you frequent any drag strip in the South East, this trailer is probably a common sight for you. PLR tries to attend as many regional events as possible in an effort to support their customers. From miscellaneous parts (in the rare event that something breaks) to tuning and other support, Pro Line has their customers covered.



Complete engines, parts, trackside support, tuning advice – Pro Line Racing has got everything you need. Just be sure to bring your check book, because going as fast as PLR can take you doesn't come cheap!



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