By all accounts, this year’s Hot Rod Magazine Drag Week is considered the most grueling in the event’s 8 year history. The participants covered 1,400 miles over 5 days and the conditions included hot weather and rain. In fact, the final day had to be postponed due to the weather conditions. We knew Randy Seward was up to the task despite Mother Nature’s wrath and the Hot Rod editors’ master plan of a grueling road course. For those who are unaware, rain is nothing for the seasoned Seward as he showed off pictures of himself cruising in his 8-second Mustang in snowy mountains this past March. We are happy to report Seward finished a respectable fourth in the Super Street category. It is an even greater achievement since the cars he competed against all had larger tires and wilder engine combinations.
Seward is quickly becoming the hero of the street world with his calypso green LX as he made the bonsai 3,000 mile round-trip from Albuquerque, NM to Bradenton Motorsports Park for the NMRA Spring Break Shootout and stayed for the NMCA season opener a few weeks later. The car is powered by a 331ci engine with Trick Flow heads and twin Garrett turbochargers. He has gone 8.40s on DOT drag radials and finished Drag Week with an impressive 8.63 average.