Close Competition For Coyote Stock Heading into NMRA World Finals
NMRA World Finals for Coyote Stock competitors. Strange Engineering is posting bonus money for the winner ($500) and best reaction time ($250). The class sponsor is also making the win even more lucrative as Strange will toss in another $250 if the winner also has the quickest reaction time money. That brings the bonus cash to a potential $1,000 bonus payday bringing total winner’s purse to $1,500, plus contingency. For some racers that puts the victory money north of $3,000. That kind of loot on the line has been an extra incentive for the Coyote Stock racers to be on their game for the NMRA World Finals October 4-7 at Beech Bend Raceway (Bowling Green, KY). First on the list of fast times is Jacob Lamb with his gorgeous 1986 Mustang LX coupe. Lamb is a member of the Modular Misfits crew and this past weekend he went to the winner’s circle at the local UMTR (United Manual Transmission Racers) event. Lamb entered the Street Stick class, which is a dial-in style category rather than heads-up like Coyote Stock. He had recently made some changes to the coupe and it took a few runs to get dialed in. Once the car was hooking, Lamb nailed each shift nicely and he ran a string of 10.80s at 123 mph. The best run was a 10.81 at 123 mph with a 1.39 60-foot time. Lamb is ready to make some noise at the NMRA World Finals. Next up is Shane Stymiest and his Booze Brothers Racing built Fox-body coupe. He recently removed the C4 transmission until he can get some more torque converter testing completed. In its place is a G-Force Transmissions modified Tremec TKO five-speed. A Ford Racing flywheel was also added to the mix and Charlie Booze Jr. has modified the RAM clutch. The street exhaust system was dumped and a class-legal 3-inch exhaust system has been installed. Stymiest unleashed a 10.64 at 125 mph during a track rental at Maryland International Raceway (MIR). The weather conditions were very favorable with a corrected altitude of 250 degrees. HiPo Joe Charles came out swinging with the MV Performance 2003 Bullitt Mustang back in March. The vocal racer has put up plenty of 10-second runs and currently sits number one in the point’s race. Being out front always puts a target on your back and HiPo Joe is not one to let Justin Burcham, Jacob Lamb, Shane Stymiest, or Joe Guertin walk away with an easy win and take the Strange Engineering Bonus Money. He consulted with Tim Matherly of MV Performance and long time friend and crew member Paul Dishroon on some changes—these updates are so secret that he wouldn’t even tell us off-the-record. But he couldn’t keep his on track results hidden from our spy network. The Bullitt Mustang ran 10.79 at a jaw-dropping 128 mph. We don’t know where the mph came from but his 10.79 certainly makes him one tough customer.