How to take advantage as a driver; how to take advantage as an engine builder

Charlie Booze. Jr. (41), a much-loved man within drag racing circles, has won his fifth NMRA Hot Street Championship since first contesting this naturally aspirated class in 2002. The straight-liner from Marion, Pennsylvania began his year by setting the Hot Street quarter-mile record in the opening event in Florida at 8.408 seconds at 160.85 mph. He ended the year by resetting the record at 8.387 at 160.06 mph. “Wilson is key to our program,” declared Charlie. “My engine builder, Jim Kuntz, was porting his own manifolds, but the process was taking entirely too long. Not only did Wilson’s knowledge and equipment reduce the time taken but also they found more power in the induction system. They are able to do a much better and cleaner job than we can do by hand. I can tell you the advantages of using Wilson from the racer’s perspective; Jim can tell you the advantages of using Wilson from an engine builder’s perspective. Either way Wilson’s service is worth...

John Urist wins his sixth NMRA Super Street Outlaw title

John Urist knows forced induction. Though the Albuquerque native is only thirty-two years of age, he formed Hellion Power Systems when he was twenty-three. He has been building and developing turbo and supercharger systems for a living since. “It was Arkansas engine builder Jim Kuntz who recommended I go with a Wilson throttle body for the 2006 race season. In fact, I also bought a Wilson elbow, a custom-ported intake manifold, and a D-fuel rail fuel injected conversion. When I received the parts, I was surprised at just how beautifully made Wilson’s stuff is-it’s second to none. “To maximize horsepower in an engine like mine, it is vital every cylinder receives identical air-fuel mixture. The task of distributing equal airflow through an intake system and into the cylinders of an engine is very difficult. I think Wilson stands alone in airflow research-they are one of the very few who really understands...