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									 DATA YOU CAN BELIEVE IN                                                                                                                                         On the Run                     with Steve Cohen
                                                                                                                                                         driver of the Jerry Barker Motorsports ’04 Grand Am Super Gas entry
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                                                                                                                                                         O      ne of the things that stands out to anyone who
                                                                                                                                                                has raced in the Super classes since the early
                                                                                                                                                           1980s is how much the technology has changed over
                                                         9503                                                                                              the years. And I’m not just talking about the
     $1,499.99                       SPORTSMAN                                                                                                             electronics like throttle stops and delay boxes, which, of
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                                      $1,999.99                                                       SYSTEM                                               course, didn’t exist back then. But there have also been
                                                                                                   $3,999.99                                               many other advancements in the development of the
                                                                                                                                                           types of engines, transmissions, and racing vehicles
                                                                                                                                                           that we use along with the manner in which we race.
CANBUS                                                                                                                                                        I first started competing at sanctioned dragstrips
J-1939 Output       Mil Spec                                                                                                in 1979 in Bradenton, Fla. Believe it or not, I was really into American Motors
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                                                                                                                            AMX. My favorite race was the annual AMC Nationals in Orlando, Fla.
BRACKET SYSTEM                                                                  PRO SYSTEM                                     My first dragstrip-only car was a ’68 AMX, which I built to run bracket events, and
                                                                                                                            then I started running in the 9.90s, so I could compete in the local Pro Gas events,
                                                                                                                            which had a 10.10 index. I was pretty proud of the fact that we could make our AMC
                                                                                                                            cars competitive. My AMX had the name Ramblin’ Nash on the door. I ran that car at
                                                                                                                            the first Super Gas race that was held at the U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis in 1982 and
                                                                                                                            drove it to my first national event final at the 1982 NHRA Springnationals.

                                                                                                                              “This year, I was fortunate enough to
                                                                                                                              record my 17th career NHRA national
                                                                                                                                 event victory in Atlanta, a win I
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                                                                                                                            transmission, and we later switched to a Doug Nash five-speed. Back then you could
                                                                                                                            still cut a good light with a clutch car because deep staging was allowed at the time.
                                                                                                                            Back in those days, it was a race to see who could stage first, so you wouldn’t be
     INTRODUCING THE AUTO METER                                                                                             caught with your rpm down when the starter hit the switch. It was such a big deal
                                                                                                                            to stage first that some drivers would drive around the water and skip the burnout
     MULTI-FUNCTION DASH LOGGER                                                                                             just so they could have enough time to deep stage.
                                                                                                                                But as the competition improved and everybody started to build faster cars, I
                                          PRESSURE               2 CHANNEL                                                  eventually switched to a big-block Chevy and Powerglide two-speed transmission.
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                                                                                                                            When I sold all my AMC equipment, it was a truckload of stuff. None of us had any
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                                            FROM                    FROM                                                    idea how popular AMC parts would become years later with the nostalgia racers, and
                                         $180.00                 $499.99                                                    I sure wish that I had all of those parts today.
                                                                                                                                With the Super Gas cars and Super Comp dragsters becoming more sophisticated,
     9602                                                                                                    9603           I took it upon myself to figure things out, like how to make the tire hit harder for a
              9 USER                                                                                                        better leave and other related improvements. Because I was one of the first racers
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