Racing is about to get underway here at South Georgia Motorsports Park as No Mercy 10 fires back up after a brief rain delay. Open Comp will be the first category to get out and heat up the track.
Ronnie Hobbs’ Mustang GT350 Pro Mod (pictured above) had the unfortunate luck of having its driveshaft break free from the yoke in round one of Radial Vs. The World Eliminations, but he joined the second chance race that will take place this weekend. Since purchasing the car from Daniel Pharris, Hobbs went testing at Orlando Speedworld with the machine, fitting it with the Mickey Thompson radial tires for this race and making some front suspension adjustments to keep it straight down the track.
Jim Howe Jr. of Crossville, Tennessee, is ready for the next round of Limited Drag Radial and will face the Devil Horse Mustang. Howe’s ’68 Camaro packs a 521ci, Brad Anderson Hemi that he and his team build, and have been as quick as 4.06 with the methanol-burning machine. His best pass this weekend has been a 4.07, but they believe it has more in it.
LSX racer Robert Strong often competes in the NMCA’s Edelbrock Xtreme Street category, but he’s also dabbled in the DXP 235 class as well, which is what he is racing in this weekend at No Mercy 10. Strong, who used to race in the now defunct LSX All Motor category, still competes with a naturally aspirated LSX-based engine, but that will change this winter as he has plans to go supercharged using Callies, ProCharger, and Holley EFI to take his racing program to the next level.
As the final rounds came to pass at No Mercy, all eyes focused on Radial vs. the World where Stevie Jackson faced Tim Slavens. Jackson’s Shadow 2.0 set the qualifying pace and went round after round and in the final, it was flawless against Slavens, who encountered problems shortly into his run while Jackson stormed ahead and to the winner’s circle.