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Radial Flyer—Ken Quartuccio Goes 5.86 at 253 at World Cup Finals | presented by Nitto Tire


Photo by Chris Simmons Photography

Two years ago we saw the first 5-second run on a set of radial tires when Kevin Fiscus drove the Fiscus-Klugger Racing 1993 Mustang LX coupe to a best of 5.92 at 252 mph. The team stood as the lone 5-second ride until September 2018 when David Adkins with his 1970 Camaro that is powered by a twin turbocharged billet LS small-block combination joined them in the exclusive club.

The group of two was extended to three during the 2018 running of the Haltech World Cup Finals, otherwise known as the Import vs. Domestic shootout, at Maryland International Raceway. Recent Outlaw 632 racer turned Outlaw 10.5/Radial hotshot Ken Quartuccio pushed his C7 Corvette into the 5s and has set the all-time quarter-mile record with an impressive 5.86 at 253 mph!

The Corvette is the creation of Skinny Kid Race Cars, a leading chassis shop who has a plethora of Outlaw 10.5, Radial, and NMRA/NMCA records and championships attached to its builds. Quartuccio then turned to Pro Line Racing for one of its Outlaw HEMI combinations, which sports a 548ci displacement and uses Alan Johnson Performance Engineering billet heads and block. With a set of Precision Pro Mod 94mm turbochargers, famed crew chief Jamie Miller handles the tuning and power management with a FuelTech FT600 engine management system. The team has been on a tear lately by making it cool to run Mickey Thompson ET Street Pro 315 radials in the Outlaw 10.5 ranks at Cecil County Dragway and being one of the most dominant teams through the second half of the 2018 racing season.

Mike Galimi
Mike Galimi
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