Customized Cobra Jet—While Many Racers Opt To Build Their Own Cobra Jet Clone, EB Customs’ Eric Bardekoff Went Way Beyond What Ford Performance Offered

Written By Steve Baur Photography by Kevin DiOssi From Mopar to Mustang and ‘Cuda to Cobra Jet, EB Custom Works’ Eric Bardekoff takes a hands-on approach whether it’s with fabrication or racing. You can see it in the Barracuda that he and his father, Jeff, built and race in NHRA Super Stock

The Friends and Family Plan—Sharing time and resources keeps this Edelbrock Xtreme Street dark horse on track and in the Winner’s Circle

Written By Steve Baur Photography by Kevin DiOssi For Shepherdsville, Kentucky’s Tim Knieriem, cars and the engines that power them have been a large part of his life. He grew up in the family’s engine–building business and has been racing with family and friends on track for over 20 years. “My grandpa started

Second Time Around—Gary Wolkwitz returned to drag racing in his 8-second SS/AH ’68 Dodge Dart

Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Kevin DiOssi It’s never too late to make a change, so after a lifetime of enjoying drag racing from the sidelines and the pit area, Gary Wolkwitz decided to plant himself in the driver’s seat. Growing up on Staten Island, the native New Yorker (who now resides

Hustle Darling—Haley James’ found her calling at the racetrack and is still rising to incredible success

Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Kevin DiOssi In a community that fosters cutthroat competition, it’s easy to become hostile and hardheaded. Haley James, however, has found a way to channel her ambition into tremendous success without losing a trace of her humanity. Growing up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, it was a given

Building Barn-Burning Speed—Charlie Barnes put his years of experience crewing for other racers to good use in his own heads-up racecar

Written By Steve Baur Photography By Kevin DiOssi While Hughesville, Maryland’s Charlie Barnes may have just got his feet wet in heads-up racing with the NMRA this year, he’s been around cars and helping out on them since he was 8 years old. Now, he’s finally put all of that experience and

Race, Rescue, Repeat—Bryan Williams found his calling driving the Wheelybird in LME Street King

Written by Ainsley Jacobs Photography by Rudy Rouweyha Some people are lucky enough to be born into motorsports families, and some find their passion later in life. No matter when a driver’s career starts, it’s something to be taken seriously and with full-throttle determination. Bryan Williams was one of the latter, as

Boss Lady—Kristen Li’s Boss 302 is a 1,400hp Test Bed for BL Fabrications

By Steve Turner Photography by Steve Turner and courtesy of BL Fabrication Whoosh. A red Mustang streaks by. The unmistakable sound of a blow-off valve exhales as the throttle lifts. Upon closer inspection, this is no ordinary pony car, it is a 2013 Boss 302. A special stallion engineered by Ford to

Iron Plan—Tri-athlete Isaac Reed has a strategy for success with his turbocharged, 427-cube Camaro Z28

  Written by Steve Turner Photography by Kevin Diossi As the call to the lanes echoes from the speakers, the pressure is on. Racing a 1,200-horsepower turbocharged Camaro is no simple task. The team has a plan. Before Isaac Reed fires up the 427-cube LS, there are things to attend to. His son