|The front Mickey Thompson is a 25.0/4.5 on a 15″ American Racing wheel. Lamb Products front carbon brakes are used to keep weight low. Lamb struts are used for the front suspension. The fuel injectors are massive Billet Atomizer 225lb/hr which are fed fuel by a mechanically driven fuel pump from Waterman Racing Products . If you haven’t noticed already, there is no radiator. A pass down the drag strip is short enough not to require one and water is simply circulated through the head.
|Putting down the power generated by massive boost on a V8 requires a lot of traction. Big gummy slicks in the form of 35x17x16 Hoosier slicks mounted on American Racing double bead lock wheels do the job.
|The 9″ rear differential uses a 4130 moly sheet metal housing with a Strange center section. Holding the rearend to the chassis is a Jerry Haas 4-link suspension. Many of the drag cars also use these sweet jacks. Twin Stroud ProMod parachutes help slow the car down at the end of the quarter mile.
|Getting the power from the crankshaft to the rear differential is a Rossler 210 3-speed with a ProTorque converter. Keeping the trannsmission cool is a difficult task as it must absorb all the power from the engine while sitting on the line; this power is converted to heat and a B&M cooler is used in this application to keep the tranny happy. Seth gets all the important information he needs from a Racepak IQ3 electronic dash.
|As with all racing vehicles, safety is important. The cage was fabricated by Jerry Haas Race Cars. Visible are some of the electronics required to run the car and the engine is controlled by an Accel DFI ECU. The ice box for the air-to-water intercooler resides in the former passenger seat area.
The MMR race cars are crewed by Mark Luton, Brian Peterson and Pete Seth-Hunters (also known as Pops)
Turbos are making big inroads into the domestic drag racing scene due to their power potential. Maybe somewhat ironically, turbo powered drag cars are known as “silent killers” as they are significantly quieter than their supercharged and nitrous counterparts. Turbos in mainstream drag racing is still relatively new compared to other forms of motorsports, so there is still a learning curve to making turbo cars fast. However, great strides have been made in the past few years and more racers are converting to turbos. Expect these turbo powered cars to go even faster!