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Desert Heat—Q80/El General Racing Mustang Goes 5.45 at 274 mph!

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Eric Dillard of Pro Line Racing is chasing history with the Q80/El General Racing 1967 Mustang during this weekend’s Street Car Super Nationals. Last night during the opening round of qualifying, Dillard posted an jaw-dropping 5.45 at 274 mph performance from the twin turbocharged Mustang. He has a long way to go top the all-time quickest Pro Modified pass of 5.40, set earlier this year by the team’s other racecar—a C7 Corvette with a similar Pro Line Racing Hemi and twin Precision turbos.  Favorable weather conditions and some more clicks on the boost controller could make the record-setting run a possibility before the event concludes on Sunday.

El General Racing Team just won the SCSN 13 Dash for Cash with "Eleanor", their twin turbo 67 Mustang. Driver, Eric Dillard ran a 5.45 at 274 mph. Records could be broken with this PLR Hemi-powered pro mod!

Posted by Pro Line Racing on Thursday, November 16, 2017

The combination is a common one from the Ball Ground, Georgia-based engine shop, which recently celebrated championships in NHRA Pro Modified (Troy Coughlin), NMCA Radial Wars (Josh Klugger), and PDRA Pro Boost (Jose Gonzales) as well as a huge victory a month ago during No Mercy 8 when Dewayne Mills captured the Radial vs. The World class win.  The PLR Hemi engine features Alan Johnson cylinder heads and engine block as its foundation for 5,000hp, when combined with a pair of Precision Gen 2 Pro Mod turbochargers. Naturally a FuelTech FT600 is on board to handle all engine functions, including the boost controller and ignition spark. The Mustang was built by Jerry Bickel Race Cars. The team, with crew chief Steve Petty overseeing the operation, swaps turbochargers and moves weight around enables it to be run in an assortment of sanctioning bodies.


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