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Bell/Fiscus In Quickest-Ever Pro Mod Field
Edmonton, Alberta – June 08, 2015 – BELL / FISCUS RACING (BFR) proved they’ve got what it takes to compete with the top Pro Mod teams as both BFR drivers qualified well in the quickest field in history at the 46th annual Toyota NHRA Summernationals race at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey on June 5-7, 2015.
Jim Bell’s first Pro Mod qualifying run with his twin turbocharged, Pro Line Racing 481X-powered 1969 Chevrolet Camaro was a clean 6.011 at 232.43 mph blast which showed a lot of promise. For round two, Bell launched hard off the line and recorded a 1.002-second 60-foot time. He kept the car hooked up well and continued on to trip the beams in just 5.925 seconds at 236.88 mph, which his best run of the weekend. For his third and final qualifying run, Bell showed a lot of consistency and went 5.941 at 238.22 mph to rank fourteenth overall, just 0.15-seconds off number one qualifier Mike Janis’ 5.775 ET.
Teammate Kevin Fiscus also had some great runs in Pro Mod qualifying with his twin turbo, PLR-powered 2012 Ford Mustang. For his first hit, Fiscus went 5.949 at 248.16 mph. He improved significantly in round two, and the resulting 5.861 at 249.26 mph run also included a fantastic 0.989-secong 60-foot time. Although his 5.873 at 250.32 mph pass in round three didn’t best his earlier numbers, Fiscus went straight down the grove and showed that his car was performing exactly as he wanted it to. As a result, he qualified seventh overall in the extremely competitive field, a mere 0.086-seconds behind the class leader.
In eliminations, Bell faced off against Bob Rahaim in round one. The two drivers cut almost identical lights, and left the line together. Rahaim, the #3 qualifier, held a slight advantage over Bell and continued on to finish in front of the BFR driver by approximately fourteen feet. Fiscus, however, gave spectators an “edge of their seat” performance in the first round. His opponent, Eric Latino, qualified in the #10 position. Latino left the line first and held the lead for most of the run, but Fiscus was able to chase him down at the last second for the win. It was an incredibly close race – Fiscus won by 0.0024 seconds, which equated to approximately ten inches! Unfortunately, Fiscus’ luck wore off in round two when he was paired against a fellow turbocharged driver, Don Walsh Jr., who had qualified #2. Walsh had the starting line advantage, but Fiscus rallied to regain the lead. Walsh was able to make up the difference, though, and passed Fiscus as they neared the stripe.
“It was so exciting to have both of our cars perform so well, and to say that we were a part of the quickest qualifying field in NHRA Pro Modified history,” said Bell. “The numbers the cars ran, and the data we recorded, proves that we are definitely on the right path and all of our hard work is paying off. That’s a great feeling.”
Both Bell and Fiscus will be competing in the Pro Mod class at the 15th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway in Bristol, TN on June 19th-21st, 2015 as the Bell/Fiscus Racing team continues their 23-race commitment for the 2015 season.
Pharris Wins at Spring Shootout 2015
Daniel Pharris went from well known X275 racer to major Drag Radial player overnight after debuting his new combination and bringing home a win at the postponed Holly Springs Spring Shootout in Mississippi!
Pharris was able to make huge strides, pass after pass with help from his brand new PLR Outlaw Drag Radial turnkey package! Including a PLR 481X assembled by Jeff Burns Racing Engines, FuelTech FT500 EFI system with pre-loaded tune-up managed by Wade Hopkins at Southern Speed Racing, twin Precision 98mm turbochargers, and Pro Torque custom torque converter.
Pharris qualified #2 in the Radial Wars class with a 4.23@185mph! In a 1st round bye he went 4.23@188mph! Round 2 matched Pharris against Enzo Pecchini, his 4.21@189mph pass was enough to send the Pharris Motorsports team to the finals!
In the finals, Pharris would face one of Drag Radial's biggest names, "Big Daddy" DeWayne Mills. Wade Hopkins of Southern Speed Racing turned the power up for this matchup! Pharris went 4.13 to Mills' 4.10, but took the win on a holeshot!
Congrats to the whole Pharris Motorsports team, Daniel, Tyler, Wade Hopkins and Southern Speed Racing, Jeff Burns Racing Engines! They really put on a good show and showed the drag radial world that there is a new powerhouse in town!
Photo thanks to Drag Illustrated
EKanoo Racing RC-F Announced
Our friends at EKanoo Racing, in Bahrain, have already begun working on their next drag racing creation! The rendering shows their new Lexus RC-F built for Super Street 8. The RC-F will feature the same engine that has powered some of the fastest doorslammers in the world, the PLR 481X!
The team over at EKanoo Racing is known for creating some of the cleanest, most unique rides in the world. We will share updates on this build as they become available.
Bell Fiscus Racing at PDRA St Louis
BELL / FISCUS RACING (BFR) made the most of a wet weekend at the PDRA Mid-America Open race at Gateway Motorsports Park just outside of St. Louis, Illinois on May 29-30, 2015 in the Pro Boost class with a strong qualifying performance and a semi-finals appearance.
During the first round of Pro Boost qualifying, Kevin Fiscus twin turbo, PLR-powered 2012 Ford Mustang put down a nice, smooth 3.943 at 202.55 mph pass in the eighth mile right off of the trainer. For round two, Fiscus improved his numbers and went 3.888 at 203.98 mph which placed him third overall. The third and final round yielded even better results from Fiscus, and his 3.872 at 204.98 mph run kept him in the number three qualifier position. Meanwhile, Jim Bell’s twin turbocharged, Pro Line Racing 481X-powered 1969 Chevrolet Camaro got a little loose in the first round of Pro Boost qualifying, but Bell expertly recovered and piloted the car to a quick elapsed time of 3.968-seconds at 190.59 mph. His second qualifying run, however, resulted in an even better 3.875 at 201.79 mph pass which ranked Bell in the number one spot. Round three, however, brought with it some tire shake for Bell. As a result, he was forced to lift and clicked off a 5.088 at 125.44 mph run and dropped back into fourth overall.
Moving into eliminations, both Fiscus and Bell were pleased with how well their cars were performing despite having to work around multiple rain delays. In round one, Bell faced off against the number thirteen qualifier, Alan Pittman, and quickly dispatched his opponent with a winning 3.893 at 200.77 mph pass. Fiscus, too, was victorious in his match against Gerry Capano, the number fourteen qualifier.
Bell was unable to advance in round two, as he was defeated by Michael Biehle II, the number five qualifier. Bell cut a better light, and held the lead past the half-track mark, but Biehle was able to get around and crossed the finish ahead of Bell by approximately five feet. Fiscus, however, took out Eddie Rogers who had qualified eleventh and moved into the semi-finals where he lined up against Kevin Rivenbark. Fiscus got the holeshot advantage and left the line first, but slowed mid-track and gave up the win to the opposing driver.
“We’re really glad that all of our team’s hard work is paying off, and the cars are now performing like we expected them to,” said Bell. “This was a great weekend with great qualifying results for us both, and Kevin drove like a champ to get to the semi-finals. We’re going to work on keeping this momentum going!”
Both Bell and Fiscus will be competing in the Pro Mod class at the 46th annual Toyota NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ on June 5th-7th, 2015 as the Bell/Fiscus Racing team continues their 23-race commitment for the 2015 season.
Biehle Goes to Finals in his PDRA Debut
In their first ever PDRA race, Michael Biehle and family entered the Biehle Motorsports Mustang into the Pro Boost category. Despite the car being more than 100lbs overweight, Biehle and his tuner, Jamie Miller felt confident that they had a competitive race car. They were right!
Biehle qualified #5 with a 3.87@202mph in a very tight field. Miller had the PLR 481X-powered Mustang resembling a bracket car all the way to the finals. In the Pro Boost finale, Biehle had trouble getting the car staged resulting in a red light. He did make a pass though, going 4.49@205mph.
Take a look at Biehle's passes over the weekend, his car was a model of consistency and only got better each time down the track!
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Congrats to Michael, Jamie, and the Biehle Motorsports family for putting on a great show in their PDRA debut!
Steve Gorman Wins 10.5 vs ODR
Outlaw 10.5 driver, Steve Gorman, was among some of the biggest names in Outlaw 10.5 and Outlaw Drag Radial competing for a $10,000 purse and major bragging rights!
Gorman and his PLR 481X powered Mustang qualified #5 in the ultra-competitive field. Check out the video below to see the final rounds where hew ran his car into the 4.0X range while taking another victory!
Congrats to Steve, his crew cheif Jamie Miller, and the whole crew!
Video by zlumlord on Youtube
Larson Wins NHRA Topeka in Street CarAfter a down to the wire heartbreaking loss at Drag Week 2014, Larry Larson and his hardworking crew shocked the world by breaking the 5 second barrier in a street car! That was last year...
In 2015 we hadn't heard much from the Larson camp, other than the fact that he is working hard on Jim Bell's Pro Mod! Last weekend we saw that Larson was entering the Top Sportsman class at NHRA Topeka! We were in for a treat!
Larson's 1998 S10 is powered by a PLR 620ci PB5001 BBC with twin Precision Pro Mod turbos and the FuelTech FT500 EFI system! He started the race very strong with a 6.29@228mph pass to take the #1 qualifying spot! With a whole lot of skill and a little bit of luck Larson found himself 1 round away from his first Wally! He concluded the event with a blistering 6.17@240mph for the win!
This victory stands as the first turbocharged entry to win Top Sportsman at a National Event!
Being a part of this team's success has been an exciting experience and we very proud of their acomplishments.
Mike Keenan Wins RODS Class at ABQMike Keenan won big in the RODS (Real Outlaw Door Slammers) class at Albuquerque Dragway. His 481X powered Camaro now holds the track MPH record and was just shy of the E.T. record! Congrats to Mike and all involved!
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Michael Biehle Wins at NMCA ATL
Michael Biehle took a big win in NMCA Pro Mod in Atlanta. Along the way, he added #1 qualifier, low E.T., and top speed of the event! He's off to a great start this year!
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