KJ Jones
April 5, 2013
Photos By: Wes Allison, KJ Jones
Earl Schexnayder’s ’00 Cobra arguably was the most-wicked, late-model ’Stang that attempted to complete Hot Rod magazine’s Drag Week 2012. This beast of a Pony is stuffed with a Boss 429 big-block that’s topped with John Kaase Boss 9 cylinder heads, and boosted with a pair of 88mm turbochargers. After posting a lackluster best of 8.44 in the Unlimited class at Tulsa (Earl was hoping the car would run in the 6-second zone), Earl’s Drag Week unfortunately came to an end just a few miles into the drive to Ennis, Texas, when the car developed cooling-system problems.

Drag Week 'stangs
We were pleased to see a strong number of Mustangs turn out for various classes at Drag Week. While the new Coyote-powered 'Stangs are all the rage these days (and actually perfect for the event’s Daily Driver class), the Fox was the prevalent Mustang platform, with 10 entries ranging from 1983 to 1993; most of them thankfully powered by Ford engines. Here is a sample of some of the hard-hitting late-model Ponies that came out to play.

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A rule outlawing coilover rear shocks in the Street Race; Small Block/Power Adder class forced Randy Seward to enter his infamous ’91 LX (the Calypso Green coupe has won multiple NMRA True Street overall titles) in the Super Street Power Adder category. With the class change, the 8-second notch instantly became a proverbial knife-at-a-gunfight (Randy’s 8.63 average for Drag Week would have easily won the other class), but still finished in fourth place (out of eight cars); completing the entire tour with no issues.