For many longtime Mustang enthusiasts the true meaning of a Pro 5.0 car will always be a small-block engine in a Mustang that pushes the boundaries of insanity. This simple concept might not be in the spotlight because of the class’ demise several years ago in organized Mustang drag racing but the spirit still lives on. Some racers simply prefer the small-block they are familiar with building and racing. Of course the most popular Pro 5.0 racer who is still getting after it with this genre of drag racing is Wild Bill Devine but he isn’t the only one out there. Dal Sangha might not be a familiar name to most but he is a hardcore Mustang guy who simply loves pushing his small-block powered Mustang to the edge of reality.
You’ve probably never heard of him because Dal lives in the west, not like California west but more like British Columbia west—you know, Canada, eh. We often don’t think of the west coast of Canada as being a hot bed for Mustang enthusiasts but Dal assures us there are plenty of Mustangs running out there and he happens to be the quickest and fastest one. In fact, if organized Pro 5.0 were in existence today, we think Dal would be a front-runner after last weekend’s local Pro Mod event at Mission Raceway in Vancover, Canada. He took the fight to the screw-blown rides and nitrous powered Pro Mod mosnters with his 430ci twin turbo engine.
The car ran deadly consistent with a 6.30 at 225 followed by a 6.27 at 226 mph and finally a 6.32 at 225 mph. He was quick to credit help from his buddy Giuseppe Gentile who hails from Southern California and also runs a Pro Street Mustang. Dal would end up turning on the red light in round one but he showed he has the power to run with the Pro Mods in the region. Dal has even hinted there is more in the little engine that could. The basics of the combination is a LSM billet block, Brodix BF300 cylinder heads, and a pair of Garrett 91mm turbochargers supplied and serviced by Alamo Turbochargers. The 2008 Mustang GT was built by Diversified Metal Works and is a double frame rail tube chassis design with a carbon fiber body. Lucas Oil is an associate sponsor of it all.