For the last thirteen years the west coast Outlaw and Pro Mod drag racing scene converge on The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the Street Car Super Nationals. Sprinkle in some cars from other parts of the country and Canada, and the event never disappoints fans or racers. Each year, Mark Luton and his Modular Motorsports Racing (MMR) drag out some awesome big tire and small tire cars to show what the Modular and Coyote engine platforms are capable of doing on the quarter-mile.
The MMR team usually walks away with some sort of record and this year was no different. Luton drove the team’s 2015 Mustang GT to a best of 5.808 at 256.31 mph. It was good for the fourth spot on the Pro Modified ladder and marked him as the quickest Ford-powered door slammer in the world! The outstanding performance came by way of covering the first sixty feet in .984-seconds and he passed the eighth-mile clocks in 3.883-seconds at 200.80 mph, before crossing the finish line in the record run of 5.808 at 256.31 mph.
Jerry Haas Race Cars built the Pro Modified chassis and they skinned it with a Five Star Race Car Body. MMR then fastened one of its Gen X Coyote engines between the framerails. The Gen X billet block is the foundation for 351ci while a pair of OEM-style GT350 cylinder heads and custom intake manifold sit on top of the unique engine combination. Boost comes courtesy of Garrett GTX turbochargers that are restricted to 88mm due to class rules. A two-speed TH400 and Pro Torque EV1 torque converter transfer the power to the giant rear slicks.
Here is a video, by Free Life Films, of a 5.84 pass by Luton earlier in the weekend.