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									                                                                                                                                                                                                     On the Run with Justin Humphreys
                      TRY RHS HEADS ONCE...                     ®
                                                                                                                                                                                             driver of the RaceRedi Motorsports ’09 Pontiac GXP Pro Stocker

                      YOU’LL NEVER RACE                                                                                                                                                      W     ell, this is our third year in Pro Stock and our
                                                                                                                                                                                                   first year with our own engine program. We
                      WITH ANYTHING ELSE                                                                                                                                                    started off the season with only one motor and finally
                                                                                                                                                                                            got our second engine just prior to Norwalk. Bob
                                                                                                                                                                                            Book and the guys have done an awesome job for us
                                                                                                                                                                                            with the engines. When you’re racing every weekend,
                                                                                                                                                                                            it’s hard to find time to R&D and test, but when you
                                                                                                                                                                                            take a break from competition, like we’re doing in
                                                                                                                                                                                            July, it gives us the opportunity to step back, analyze
                                                                                                                                                                                            the situation, and get a lot of testing done. We want
                                                                                                                                                                to come back out to Brainerd and be a major contender.
                                                                                                                                                                   I eat, breathe, and sleep drag racing, and I have a great group of guys who
                                                                                                                                                                feel the same. My crew chief, Frank “the Flying Meatball” Gugliotta, is by far
                                                                                                                                                                one of the best out there; he may be short, but he thinks big. He gives us a great
                                                                                                                                                                race car that I know will go from A to B every time; no need to ever second-
                                                                                                                                                                guess him. By the way, happy 50th birthday, “Meatball.” Brandon Beaver is one
                                PRO ACTION™                                                                                                                     of my best friends and has worked for me for five years now. Beaver is the back-
                                                                               SMALL & BIG BLOCK CHEVY CYLINDER HEADS
                               CYLINDER HEADS                                  Application           Runners             Chambers                               half guy but can handle just about anything on the race car. Rodney Gibson, my
                       The Pro Action™ series includes      23˚ SBC      180cc, 200cc, 220cc, 235cc 50cc, 64cc, 72cc                                            clutch guy, has been in racing since the sport compact days. He’s only been with
                       more standard features than any      24˚ BBC             320cc, 360cc             119cc                                                  me for two years but has stepped up to the plate quickly. Beaver and Rodney
                                                         Configurations:                                                                                         also share the truck-driving duties. I handle engine maintenance and oversee
                       cylinder head on the market, in- • Cast Iron Or Aluminum         • Bare Or Fully Assembled                                               everything along with Frank. We go over each run and discuss what we need to
                       cluding a multi-angle Serdi CNC • Straight Or Angle Plug (SBC) w/ COMP Cams Valve                     ®
                                                                                                                                                                do. Any team member can handle any area of the car, and Frank and I have
                                                                                          Train Components
                       valve job and premium bronze                                                                                                             complete confidence in their abilities.
                       valve guides that are fitted and
                                                        • Extra-thick deck surface for angle mill-
                       honed to size for extended valve   ing & refined water jacket for even
                                                                                                                                                                     “Our long-term plan is to be ready
                       sealing and durability. Increase   water flow, reducing engine “hot spots”                                                                       to come out the gates strong
                       your engine’s horsepower by en-
                       hancing its airflow with RHS® Pro
                                                        • Hardened multi-angle intake & radius ex-                                                                          in Pomona in 2010.”
                                                          haust valve seats for up to 50% more flow
                       Action™ Cylinder Heads.            than other cylinder heads                                                                                When I was 16, I had an S-10 lowrider, and a friend and I would grudge
                                                                                                                                                                match each other on test-and-tune days at 75-80 Dragway, and that got me
                                                                             • Constructed from high-quality material
                                                                                                                                                                hooked. Then I moved onto a Mustang. It was a low-11-second street car back in
                                                                               using patented Clean Cast Technology™
                                                                               for superior port-to-chamber transitions                                         the mid-1990s, and that was pretty fast. In 1994, my best friend, Josh Cox, took
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