Flashback – Front Engine Dragster – Holley NHRA Hot Rod Reunion

Flashback – Front Engine Dragster – Holley NHRA Hot Rod Reunion


That’s the name of the game, we were worried
about going to Memphis last weekend because we wanted to run this race, we didn’t want
to break any parts so we were pretty easy on it last weekend. Yeah we ran our quickest pass ever so imagine
that. My name’s Jeffrey Ferguson out of Mississippi,
this is my dragster it’s a 2002 Spitzer front engine dragster. It’s a small block chevy, Steve Smitt built
the motor, we’re running the pro 7.5 class, this is our second time to run the Hot Rod
reunion. We ran a 7.38 was a quickest pass, that was
at Memphis last weekend at the NDRL race, we didn’t do much good, we broke out first
round so we slowed it down for the first qualifying session and then we went 7.57 and right now
we are number two. It’s still tuned to run the 7.5 class, I think
it would run some low 7’s if we leaned on her pretty hard but we want to race all year
long not just one pass. It’s a 7.50 index quarter mile so everyone
has to run 7.50 is the magic number, if you run too quick you’re basically disqualified
and you break out, the goal is to run as close to a 7.50 as you can. We run a naturally asperated small block but
they got guys with big blocks and blowers, small blocks and blowers, so we’re doing it
old school with mechanical fuel injection. It’s on alcohol and we run the MSD programable
box, that’s what we use to dial the car in, either by changing the launch RPM or pulling
timing out or changing the shift point. My crew guys, Josh and Casey they’re helping
me this weekend so if they weren’t here I couldn’t be running this car right now so
it’s a 2 man crew for sure so without them I wouldn’t be racing so I got to give thanks
to them. On a good run it’s just a little steering
but I’ve had it where it’s been a lot of steering, it can be a handful, you just got to be ready
for it.