Frank H. Cicerale
August 10, 2007
Photos By: Michael Galimi

4th Place
Jody Wilk
Trumball, CT
'94 Ford Lightning
When Jody Wilk enlisted the help of Dave Gagnon Racing Enterprises to bolt together the Windsor small-block Ford for his Lightning, he went down a different path from most Lightning owners. Looking for a combination that looked neater and was simpler to work with, Wilk ditched the conventional fuel-injected setup and bolted two Holley Dominators on top of a BDS 8-71 Stage 2 AirLoc huffer. The truck looked downright mean, with its tail up high and the blower poking through the hood-it was part truck, part Nitro Funny Car.

The air/fuel charge is pushed into the TFS R heads at 13 psi, and power makes its way to the 9-inch Moser rear. While the suspension may have been a bit soft all around, Wilk's hauler truly hauled major tail while doing it in an unconventional manner. His Lightning's suspension was a bit soft in the back, and that caused some traction and handling issues. Once that issue is resolved, the truck should run even quicker.

{{{Truck}}} Talk
Owner Jody Wilk
Hometown Trumball, CT
Driver Jody Wilk
Year 1994
Weight w/Driver 4,392 lbs
Engine 438ci Windsor
Built By Dave Gagnon Racing Enterprises
Power Adder None
Blower BDS 8-71 Stage 2 AirLoc
Heads TFS R ported
Camshaft Custom Dave Gagnon Racing Enterprises
Exhaust Hooker headers, Flowmaster mufflers
Best Best E.T./MPH 10.33/130.23
Log Book
Run # 60-FT E.T. MPH
1 1.49 10.336 130.23
2 1.51 10.380 129.28
3 1.52 10.413 129.16