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. Beaver is the backhalf guy but can handle just about anything on the race car. After the national event in Norwalk, we stayed in Ohio for a family reunion, and on Monday, five of us - including my wife, Gina; my daughter, Gillian; my niece; and Beaver - went to Cedar Point.
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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