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

5th Place
Russ Nichols Jessup, MD
'02 Ford Lightning
Not only did Russ Nichols' heavyweight hauler look good, but it moved down the track just as well. Featuring a Johnny Lightning Performance 335ci fire-breathing mod motor, Nichols' truck ran well until it mixed up a couple of cylinders on the last pass.

Nothing major was broken, however, and Nichols was able to start it up and make sure the engine ran fine. He uses JLP parts to move the 4,440-pound truck down the track. In addition to the blower moving air into the JLP heads with 19 psi of boost, Nichols put the engine on the sauce, adding an extra 150 hp.

{{{Truck}}} Talk
Owner Russ Nichols
Hometown Jessup, MD
Driver Russ Nichols
Year 2002
Weight w/Driver 4,450 lbs
Engine 335ci modular
Built By Johnny Lightning Performance
Power Adder Nitrous oxide, 150hp shot
Blower Kenne Bell
Heads Johnny Lightning Performance
Camshaft Johnny Lightning Performance Stage 3
Exhaust Johnny Lightning Performance
Best E.T./MPH 10.36/132.40
Log Book
Run # 60-FT E.T. MPH
1 1.51 10.365 131.51
2 1.59 10.520 132.40
3 1.48 10.557 128.71