friend and hard-core Michigan bracket racer Vince
Porcelli checked in recently to let us know how
his 2014 season went, and it sounds like it went pretty
well! Said Vince, “In 2014 we won the Top ET Championship
at Ubly Dragway in Ubly, MI. We were the Opie Top Dawg winner
for the 5th time in a row at Lapeer Dragway in Lapeer, MI.
We were on the Ubly Bracket Finals team for IHRA in Martin
and got down to 3 cars and red lit.” That's Vince
in the near lane in the high-flying Falcon.
continued, “The car ran a best 1/4 mile of 8.14 @
165mph and the 1/8 mile at 5.15 @ 132mph with our small
block Ford 351 Windsor Stroker. For the 2015 season we are
building a new engine and using the one we have now for
a back-up. The new engine will have some pretty trick stuff
like a sheet metal intake, Danny Bee belt drive, dry sump,
Ford Aussie D3 pro stock heads, among lots of other things.
With the new engine we're hoping to see about 1,000 horsepower
naturally aspirated with a Pro Systems carb. If everything
goes as planned, we're looking for some 7 second passes
on motor. We're in the process of assembly at this time
and should be on the dyno by the middle of January if not
job, Vince! Keep us posted about how you’re doing