Wilson Winners' Update

Written by Moore Good Ink Sunday, Oct 12, 2008: Cameron Coble not only won the NMCA Xtreme Street race at Memphis, TN, this past weekend but also claimed the Xtreme Street Championship for 2008 and lowered the track record to 7.85 @ 176 mph.  Driving his 2004 Mustang, this is Coble’s second Extreme Street championship win and third consecutive championship win for NPF.  The 41 year old Coble succeeded with an NPF single-stage direct-port nitrous kit. In common with Cameron Coble, runner-up Danny Shemwell also runs an NPF single-stage direct-port nitrous system. Sunday, Oct 12, 2008: NPF (Nitrous Pro Flow) runner Jeff Knox won the NMCA Tremec True Street events at Bowling Green, Atlanta, and Memphis and in so doing seized the 2008 championship.  At all three venues, Knox set track records.  His Nova runs an NPF single-stage direct port, single-stage plate with 15 lb NPF bottles and an NPF 2-stage nitrous controller. His was the first true street car to run in the 7-second zone. Sunday, Oct 12, 2008: John Urist claimed his third consecutive NMCA Super Street Outlaw championship (his fourth championship wins overall).  Urist, on the recommendation of his engine builder Jim Kuntz, has used a Wilson throttle body, elbow, intake manifold, and fuel rails during his remarkable three-year winning spree. Sunday, Oct 12, 2008: Using a Wilson throttle body and Billet elbow, Spiro Pappas won the 2008 NMCA Super Street championship, while the 2008 Hot Street championship winner, Charlie Booze, won with a Wilson competition-ported intake manifold.  Click image for a bigger view of Wilson throttle body and elbow. Tyree Smith of Ty-tech Performance is...

New ownership and total renovation of Moroso Motorsports Park

Written by Moore Good Ink Following a total renovation, a new Palm Beach International Raceway has emerged. This striking transformation is now well under way, and the completion of an all-new road course, currently awaiting FIA approval, has transformed the look and feel of the facility. The new owners are also proud to announce their Wayne McMurtry-designed all-concrete drag strip with excellent run-off and safety facilities. As the track meets the latest safety standards in all forms of drag racing, it can accommodate one-eighth mile, Junior Dragster, quarter-mile Sportsman and Pro classes if and when the sanctioning bodies and teams wish to return to this new facility. Testing dates for drag strip and road course will be announced next week. Keep your eye on Palm Beach International Raceway—it’s on the...

Kaase wins third Engine Masters’ Challenge

Written by Moore Good Ink, October 6, 2008 Engine builder extraordinaire Jon Kaase placed first and also third in the 2008 Engine Masters’ Challenge, held at the University of North Western Ohio, October 1-3. Kaase, whose name is synonymous with Pro Stock engine-building success—his engines have been victorious in fourteen years of IHRA and NHRA championships, won this year’s competition with a 403 CID Ford Cleveland engine and also claimed third place while debuting their new 434 CID Boss engine. The Kaase team, comprising Jon, the accomplished Project Manager Cliff Moore, and their astute dyno technician Greg Brown, qualified for the competition on Thursday, passed tech inspection on Friday evening, and collected top honors Saturday.  The Cleveland engine featured Kaase’s new C-400 cylinder heads; the other demonstrated the effectiveness of the new Kaase Boss 429 heads. The Engine Masters’ Challenge is an annual invitational event, which permits thirty of the country’s foremost engine builders to participate. Competition begins on Monday and by Friday the field is reduced to six rivals.  The scoring method employed at this event is ingenious. Each competitor records the average horsepower and average torque from 2,500 to 6,500 rpm over three runs.  These figures are added together and divided by the engine’s cubic inch displacement. The Boss 429 engine used Diamond pistons, Trend pushrods, and Trend wrist pins. The small block used Trend wrist pins.  Both engines were fitted with Ram flywheels Jon Kaase Racing Engines won the 2003 Engine Master’s Challenge with a 468 CID Super Cobra Jet Big-block Ford engine and again in 2004 with a 408 CID Small-block Ford. For more information...