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Radial Rage Racer Bio - Dan Whetstine

  

February 12, 2014

  

Story courtesy of:  Ricky Tippett



Dan Whetstine

Dan Whetstineís 1991 Ford Mustang is known by fellow competitors and MIRís fans alike for not only its great stance and sleek appearance, but also for its deadly consistency. Tuned and built by Whetstine and well respected NMRA Outlaw 10.5 racer Tim Essick, the team has proven they can be a force week in and week out as they earned an impressive Runner-Up finish in the X275 category at MIR for the 2013 season. Dan has achieved many impressive accolades in recent years including an OSBA 275 Championship, Top 10 Finishes in both Outlaw Drag Radial and X275 in 2013 and currently holds the ľ mile record for an F1R Procharged car posting a stout 7.36 @ 191 MPH.

The combination consists of a 417Ē Small Block Ford, controlled by a FAST XFI system. A gear drive courtesy of the Supercharger Store keeps the F1R blower efficient and reliable. Dave Caine and the crew at ATI Performance Products provide the custom converter and Powerglide transmission. Winter upgrades to the car are well underway. An update to a 25.3 spec SFI chassis is the major project, which will add both stability and safety to the car. This should put the team in great position to dip deep into the 4.60ís this season and get them even closer to capturing the 2014 X275 Championship. Check out this clip of Dan from last seasonís event, and be sure to mark your calendars for the X275 season debut April 11-13 as Maryland Intíl Raceway hosts its 6th annual Door Wars!

 





 

 

 

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