Turbo Jet—The Twin Turbo Cobra Jet concept teased the potential of the quarter-mile performance path not taken

Written by Steve Turner Photography by Kevin Diossi A crowd forms around the stage at Ford’s well-placed display at the center of the action in Las Vegas. For a week, this is the center of the automotive aftermarket world. It is the SEMA Show, circa 2012. The Blue Oval’s performance division, which

True Ironman—Randy Seward takes the ultimate road trip in his True Street Mustang

Written by Derek Putnam Photography by Randy Seward An ironman can be defined as an exceptionally strong or robust man, or in conjunction with a triathlon, a long-distance race where competitors participate in a combination of swimming, cycling, and running. For nearly a decade, Randy Seward proved that he and his ’92

Where It All Started—Central Florida Motorsports

Written byAinsley Jacobs Photography courtesy of Central Florida Motorsports  When motivation meets determination, great things happen. Driven by his entrepreneurial nature and his performance passion, Hector Navarro started Central Florida Motorsports in 1996 with nothing more than a little idea and a lot of dedication. His story isn’t the typical started-in-a-home-garage one, as

Addicted To That Rush—From the impound lot to the winner’s circle, Andy Manson’s only Mustang started an obsession

Written by Steve Turner Photography by Kevin Diossi A symphony of raw power percolates out of the headers. As the huge billet engine revs and the ProCharger F-1X-12 builds boost, Andy Manson unleashes the fury as he lets go of the transbrake button. The tires dig in and trust his trusty 1996

Taking Stock—Darin Hendricks persevered to the pinnacle of Coyote Stock racing, and he’s not done yet

Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Kevin DiOssi In drag racing, much like in life, there are highs and there are lows. The fleeting glow of success can quickly be offset by its less enjoyable counterpart, but a true racer always continues on. Growing up, Darin Hendricks didn’t have anyone to turn

Not Your Daddy’s Caddy—Your father never drove a Cadillac CTS-V like Camp and John Stanley’s Pro Mod

Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Kevin DiOssi Drag racing is inherently punk rock. There’s something rebellious about strapping oneself to a machine making several thousand horsepower and flying down a strip of concrete with the only concern being how quick the car can go. Nothing matters except beating the guy in the

Texas Twosome—Miles and Krystie Wagoner share a love of racing fast Mustangs

Written by Steve Turner Photography by Kevin DiOssi Rolling into the burnout box, ROUSH Performance Super Stang racer Miles Wagoner flicks the paddle shifter into first and smokes the tires. Mindful of his surroundings, he slithers to the starting line in his boosted S550. He clicks on the datalogger, checks his dial-in,

Birds of a Feather—How a pair of Pontiacs forged a friendship on and off the track

Written by Derek Putnam Photography by Kevin DiOssi Many of us look back fondly on high school and remember time spent with friends, hobbies and sports, as well as figuring out a career path. Some acquire a first car that makes an impact powerful enough that it stays with the owner for

Direct Injection Technology In Drag Racing—John Urist switches to DI in 2,000HP Mustang

By Steve Turner Photos by the FSC Staff An injector solenoid pulses, releasing fuel pushed out by over 2,000 psi. A cloud of fine droplets hangs in the air. It’s an impressive sight to behold, but for John Urist it was a eureka moment for his NMRA VP Racing Fuels Street Outlaw

We’re Keeping It Going—Jeff Frees Continues The Winning Tradition With His 2010 Mopar // Dodge Challenger Drag Pak

Written By Steve Baur Photography by Kevin DiOssi   Truth be told, Jeff Frees wasn’t looking to buy the car when Jim Bailey put his 2010 Mopar // Dodge Challenger Drag Pak up for sale in 2018. “I got to be friends with Jim Bailey because we bought a house down in Bradenton, Florida,