Steve Turner
Former Editor, 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords
June 23, 2011
Photos By: Michael Johnson

Naturally Aspirated Street

Joe Jones


Best Pass: 11.19/122
Race Weight: 3,510

Having tirelessly tested numerous products on Woodbine Motorsports' in-house project car, Joe Jones obviously landed on a combination that works. He established himself as the heavy-hitter in NA Street with an 11.33 qualifying shot. This put Joe on easy street for eliminations, as he took out Marco Ponce Jr. and Calvin Atwell with relative ease before facing off with Texan Charles Mason in the finals. Joe had a rough time in the burnout box, and Charles got the jump at the Tree. However, Joe had the steam to reel him in before the stripe for the win (11.43 versus 11.70).

Engine And Drivetrain

  • Boss intake manifold
  • JLT cold air intake
  • Dynotech one-piece aluminum driveshaft
  • Dynatech long-tube headers with cat-less midpipe
  • Pypes Supersystem 3-in after-axle
  • Mcleod RST clutch
  • Stock 3.73 gears with TrueTrac differential

Electronics

  • Woodbine Motorsports SCT tuning, tuned by Joe Jones

Suspension And Chassis

  • Metco rear lower control arms with relocation brackets
  • BMR radiator support delete and swaybar delete
  • Racestar 17x4-in wheels (front)
  • M&H Racemaster skinnies
  • Racestar 15x10-in wheels (rear)
  • 28x12.50x15-in ET Streets

Charles Mason


Best Pass: 11.45/118
Race Weight: 3,535

Charles Mason of Horseplay Performance also made the journey from Texas. This '11 is one of five 'Stangs in Charles' corral, and it's already one of the quickest thanks to a few select bolt-ons. Despite its modest mods, Charles' '11 snagged the number-two qualified spot thanks to an impressive 11.57 pass. In eliminations, he took out Joseph Letournea, Shane Stymiest, and Pete Espeut en route to a clash with Joe Jones in the final round of the stacked NA Street class. Charles chopped down the Tree, but Joe powered past him for the win. Despite the runner-up finish, Charles said, "The trip was long, but I really enjoyed racing and meeting with all of the other shops."

Engine And Drivetrain

  • K&M panel filter
  • Custom mufflers
  • 3-in off-road X-shape crossover
  • CCI Driveline aluminum driveshaft
  • 4.10 gears

Electronics

  • Custom-tuned by Jon Lund

Suspension And Chassis

  • Bogart wheels
  • Hoosier Quick Time Pro 27x11.5x15 tires

Pete Espeut


Best Pass: 11.89/115
Race Weight: 3,835

Pete Espeut made the same promise many of us have made before--that he wouldn't touch his wife's new GT. It replaced her 678-rwhp GT500, but she actually encouraged him to mod the GT before the shootout. (That's a good woman!) Pete was actually still modding it at the track. When we snapped shots of his engine compartment it sported the seemingly ubiquitous Boss manifold, but in the thick of the race, Pete moved back to the stock intake manifold fed by the JLT. "We started with 372 rwhp, and with the mods we made 406 rwhp," Pete said. "At the track, we made a few passes with the Boss intake but the car felt lazy, so we put the stock intake back on and it picked up." It obviously worked, as he qualified tenth with a 12.26. However, by the time he fell to Charles Mason in the third round, the car ran an 11.89.

Engine And Drivetrain

  • Boss 302 intake manifold (swapped back to stock during event)
  • JLT cold-air intake
  • 373 gears
  • Moser axles
  • Detroit True Trac

Electronics

  • Custom-tune by Dave Guy of DGR Performance

Suspension And Chassis

  • FRPP '95 Cobra R wheels
  • 295/45-17 Mickey Thompson drag radials