Steve Baur
Former Editor, Modified Mustangs & Fords
October 25, 2006
Photos By: Team MM&FF

Chris Bower
Chris Bower of Toronto is a relative newcomer to drag racing, at least on a track. He's made a pass in his '68 Shelby GT500 (a tire-smoking affair), but this was the first time that he put his '02 pony through the paces on the 1320.

Chris purchased the Mustang new and has been modifying every part of it. Sean Hyland Motorsport rebuilt the 4.6-liter engine in anticipation of the ATI supercharger, but Chris was not able to post the car's potential as an ailing clutch limited the amount of down force exerted on the loud pedal. This, and having to make the trip back to Canada, did not make for optimum e.t. extraction but since the car had never been to the track before, its performance was great nonetheless. He's definitely making 11-second power, based on his mph.

With a new clutch and additional tuning, Chris'Mustang will be ready to hit the track just as soon as the snow breaks.

STRIP SPECS
Owner: Chris Bower
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Driver: Chris Bower
Year/Model: {{{2002 Mustang}}} {{{GT}}}
Weight w/driver: 3665 lbs.
Engine: 281-.020 over
Built by: Sean Hyland Motorsports
Intercooler: 3-core air-to-air
Power adder: ProCharger P-1SCMaximum
Maximum boost: 8 psi
Intake manifold: Bullitt
Cylinder Head(s): Sean Hyland
Compression ratio: Stock
Camshafts: Sean Hyland
Ignition: Ignition Solutions Plasma Booster, MAFterburner
Computer:  
Exhaust: BBK long-tube headers and H-pipe, Dynomax Super Turbo mufflers
Transmission: Stock Tremec 3650, Steeda Tri-Ax shifter
Rear type: 8.8 axle, Auburn limited-slip, Moser 31 spline axles
Wheels: Steeda 17x9-inch
Tires: BFG KDW 275/40/17
Suspension front: Tubular K-member and A-arms, QA1 shocks
Suspension rear: Steeda upper and lower control arms
Best shootout ET/MPH: 13.10/113.35
Best-ever ET/MPH: 13.10/113.35
STRIP LOG
Run # R/T 60-ft. 1/8 MPH 1/4 MPH
1 3.07 2.78 14.09 45.66 22.78 51.30
2 1.26 2.31 10.09 68.33 15.39 97.15
3 1.59 2.35 9.65 {{{80}}}.68 14.29 110.43
4 1.23 2.31 8.81 85.44 13.31 106.66
5 .833 2.20 8.68 84.34 13.10 113.35