Outlaw Pro Mod driver and tuner Terry Coyle has won six consecutive races in Andy McCoy’s 1970 Plymouth Duster, including the World Series of Drag Racing in Cordova, Ill.
Coyle set the track record twice en route to winning the World Series event. He clocked a track-best 3.88 second pass in the semifinals and then edged out Rickie Jones in the finals for his fifth consecutive victory. Coyle, from Stamping Ground, Ky., picked up his sixth straight win last week against a deep field of eighth-mile racers in London, Ky., and set the track speed record with a 194.72 mph run in the process.
“I can’t thank Andy McCoy enough for his help and for allowing me the opportunity to drive his car,” Coyle said. “It’s safe and consistent and responds well the changes we make. I also have to give credit to Jon Garrett Trucking out of Berea, Ky. and the entire crew for all the hard work they do at each race.”
The heat of the competition is not the only thing Coyle has had to deal with as high temperatures have led to some challenging track conditions for he and McCoy. Through it all, he has been able to get to the finish line first again and again. On top of that, the roots supercharger hemi-powered car has been the number one qualifier at each of the eight events he has run this year.
After McCoy made a deal to allow Coyle to drive his 2011 ADRL championship-winning car, he helped with the initial set up and provided assistance by phone. As the summer progressed and the stakes rose, the renowned car builder got more involved by serving as a track specialist and chassis tuner at the races.
“Terry is a rock-solid driver and great engine tuner,” McCoy said. “He has handled the pressure of these races well and I’m happy I have had the chance to help.”
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