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Record-breaking performances at West Coast Hot Rod event
   SPEEDWORLD DRAGSTRIP,                                 The Outlaw 10.5 final had Doug                     win to Pfnister, who cut a .805 light                                      Greg Holman’s Corvette cut a .057
Northwest Phoenix, Ariz. (Feb. 28-                   Sikora’s new Mustang face off against                  and ran a 5.607.                                                       light and ran a 7.917 for the win in the
March 1) — The West Coast Hot Rod                    Roger Holder and his Nova. Holder                         This season, the Pro Stock 7.80 Index                               A/Gas 7.60 Index final. A.J.
Association (WCHRA) made a record-                   had the better reaction time, .019 to                  and Modified Production 8.80 Index                                     Schwichtenberg’s ’63 Corvette cut the
breaking return to the track after more              .126, but Sikora earned the win with a                 classes were combined into one class.                                  better reaction time with a .031, but ran
than a two-year absence.                             4.630. Holder scored a 4.908.                             The Modified Production/Pro Stock                                   an 8.047 for the runner-up spot.  
   Clint Hairston drove his ’07 GTO to a                 Defending 2008 True 10.5 champion                  final had the 8.80 index cars of Ron                                       In the B/Gas 8.60 Index final, Ray
239.36-mph record in Pro Street.                     Rich Hoyle took home the first victory                 Shaw and defending Modified                                            Padgett earned the holeshot victory
   The Pro Street final pitted                       of the 2009 season over Levi Hanna’s                   Production champion Bill Hickok.                                       over Dan Withers’ ’49 Chevy pickup,
“Plastic Ed” Thorton’s Corvette                      Mustang with a .053 reaction time and                  Shaw ran a 9.926 to beat Hickok, who                                   8.629 to 8.659. Padgett cut a .070 light
against Hairston. Thorton drove to                   5.020. Hanna had a .078 light and                      scored a 9.956.                                                        to Withers’ .113.
victory with a 6.547, and Hairston                   recorded a 5.328.                                         Parish Williams’ Mustang took the                                       Chris Biggerstaff, in his Camaro, got
ran a 6.573.                                             Dee Pfnister drove his Camaro to                   win over Josh Edwards’ Nova in the                                     a holeshot win over Al White’s GTO in
   The WCHRA Drag Radial, True 10.5,                 victory in the Drag Radial final over                  Limited 10.5 final, 9.072 to 9.732.                                    the C/Gas 9.60 Index final. Biggerstaff
and Outlaw 10.5 classes were shortened               Kevin Young’s turbo Camaro. Young                      Williams cut a .052 reaction time to                                   scored a .046 reaction time and ran a
to eighth-mile for the 2009 season.                  red-lighted by .40-second, giving the                  Edwards’ .074.                                                         9.685. White cut a .175 reaction time
                                                                                                                                                                                   and posted a 9.623.
                                                                                                                                                                                       Clint Mackay won the double-
                                                                                                                                                                                   breakout D/Gas 10.60 Index final by
                                                                                                                                                                                   running closer to the index with a
                                     DON’T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT,                                                                                                              10.567, stopping Scott Schaeffer, who
                                                                                                                                                                                   recorded a 10.545. Schaeffer had the
         HERE’S WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS HAVE TO SAY...                                                                                                                                  better light with a .026 to Mackay’s .041.
                                                                                                                                                                                       Dustin Lee’s ’53 Ford Ranch
                                                                                                                                                                                   wagon earned the win in the E/Gas
                                                                                                                “I would not build an engine that did not                          11.60 Index final over Mark
                                                                                                                have Total Seal Gapless Top Rings in it.                           Bevavin’s Plymouth Duster, 11.737 to
                                                                                                                Every Super Stock and Stock Eliminator                             11.753. Lee cut a.029 reaction time
    “At ECR Engines we build engines for
                                                      “A Nascar Cup engine will see about 1 million             engine has picked up horsepower with                               to Bevavin’s .156.
    Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Craftsman
                                                      firing cycles on an average weekend and we only           the Total Seal Gapless Top Ring.”
    Truck series. When you build 600 plus                                                                                                                                              In Open Comp action, Mackay scored
    engines a year it’s a tough balancing act         trust Total Seal Rings to contain those explosions.       Jeff Taylor
                                                                                                                                                                                   the better light, .044 to .122, to stop
    between being a production facility and a         Also, as much as we like to change things, Total          Jeff Taylor Performance
                                                                                                                                                                                   Biggerstaff in the final. Biggerstaff
    custom engine shop at the same time. Total        Seal's service is the only ring manufacturer that
                                                      can handle it. They bring new designs and                 “At Eaton Enterprises, we use Total Seal                           recorded a 10.515 (9.30 dial).
    Seal is a great partner in the fact that they 
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