The Strange Engineering Coyote Stock heads-up racing category is getting its own form of stimulus money during the NMRA World Finals October 4-7, 2012 at Beech Bend Raceway (Bowling Green, KY). The class sponsor, Strange Engineering, is tossing in an extra $500 to the winner and another $250 to the racer with the best reaction time during eliminations. The Strange Bonus brings the winner’s circle check to a hefty $1,000 in cash on the spot but if the winner also owns the quickest reaction time bonus money, then Strange will add another $250 on top of the reaction time’s $250 bonus—bringing the total winner’s potential payout to $1,500.
Adding more cash on top of that is the NMRA Contingency program—HiPo Joe Charles collects $1,650 in contingency money while the other winner in 2012 is Justin Burcham who claims $1,500 in contingency winnings. That means if either of those two racers win and knock off the quickest reaction time they will walk away with $3,150 (HiPo Joe) or $3,000 (Burcham). Recently the five Coyote Stock competitors have been working hard on track to extract the most from the Ford Racing sealed 5.0L crate engine. Times have dipped into the high 10s consistently in NMRA competition with testing performances being a little quicker. The Kentucky air in early October and excellent track conditions of Beech Bend Raceway always produces record-breaking runs and we expect nothing less from the Coyote Stock contingent.
About Coyote Stock:
Coyote Stock is a heads-up category in the NMRA-Keystone Drag Racing Series that requires the use of a sealed crate engine from Ford Racing. A Coyote 5.0L from Ford Racing is specially sealed to NMRA Technical department’s specs to ensure all racers run the same engine. A Ford Racing Control Pack is also required along with a special ECU flash to ensure the engines are equal in every way. The sealed crate engine requirement helps contain escalating R&D costs associated with heads-up engine programs. The racers are allowed to run a manual transmission (H-pattern style like Tremec transmissions) or a Ford C4 automatic transmission. There are basic chassis restrictions that are consistent with many other NMRA and NMCA heads-up categories, making it easy for racers to convert to Coyote Stock drag racing.
For more information on the 14th Annual NMRA All-Ford World Finals, which will take place at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky, the weekend of October 4-7, 2012, log on to www.nmradigital.com/ky or call (714) 444-2426.
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