May 1, 2002

As far as Mustang Web sites go, Superstallions of the Net (www.superstallions.com) is probably one of the friendliest groups in cyberland. There's no bickering or arguing as is common on other sites-just a little friendly trash talking. The Superstallions site has almost a family atmosphere, as most members live in the Northeast and visit the site on a regular basis. It's a group of people with one goal in mind-having fun with their Mustangs.

Featuring the usual message-board format, the Lounge area is where most of the bench racing, or trash talkin', takes place. Phrases such as "Don't write a check your Mustang can't cash" and "Put your throttle where your mouth is" seem to be typical fare. But with some people, trash talkin' only goes so far before you have to shut up and race. Hence the creation of the Superstallions of the Net Race Series. The idea was to get all the members together so they could race each other and finally let their cars' performance do the talking.

Commonly known as grudge racing, the Fall 2001 event at Cecil County Dragway was held in Rising Sun, Maryland. Most Superstallions events are held at Cecil County, one of the faster tracks in the East with quite a reputa-tion. Back in the day (the '60s, when Publisher Shiver was in his heyday), Cecil County was famous for settling match races between some of the hottest racers to ever bang a gear. Legends such as Gas Ronda, Dave Strickler, Dyno Don Nicholson, Sox & Martin, and many others raced down the Cecil County strip to settle the score with the opposition. The SSOTN Race Series follows in the tradition of such madness.

The premise of this series is to find the person or people that run about the same quarter-mile times and challenge them to a grudge race. Once the racers seek out who they want to race, the smack talkin' commences. Leading up to an event, there has been so much of this that the Web site's creators had to open up a separate area for such behavior. It's called the SSOTN Race Series Smack Talkin' Forum, and it is here that the good-natured "I'll disconnect four plug wires and still beat ya" comments enter into the cyber picture. Usually the answering comment reads "Bring it!" It's all in good fun, though.

So, who talked the talk and who went home with their tails between their legs? Scope out the captions to find out who backed up the smack.