Frank H. Cicerale
September 1, 2008
Photos By: Michael Galimi

3rd Place
Justin Burcham
Glen Burnie, MD
Justin Burcham was tabbed to drive Billy White's '07 GT500 for the shootout, and while he made only one run, he made it count. This GT500 was topped with the lone Whipple of the bunch, and Burcham boiled the hides, dropped the clutch, and banged the gears on his way to a stout 10.45 at 136 mph. However, the differential in the stock 8.8-inch rear kissed the world goodbye after Justin sidestepped the clutch on the second run, resulting in a broken rear and the end of his day.

"That 10.45 was so easy, I think this car can run in the 9s," Justin says. "I didn't even powershift it or leave hard on that run." He was right, as when he did attempt to leave hard, the rear busted. As a side note, Justin and the JPC Racing crew fixed the problem, put in a Detroit Locker, and went out two days later, ripping off a 9.92 at 142 mph.

Shelby Specs
Owner: Billy White
Hometown: Glen Burnie, MD
Driver: Justin Burcham
Year: ’07
Weight w/Driver: 4,000 lbs
Engine: Stock
Built/Tuned By: JPC Racing
Exhaust: JBA long-tube headers, x pipe system with cats, JBA mufflers
Heads: Stock
Camshafts: Stock
Intake: Whipple
Forced Induction: Whipple 3.4 supercharger
Throttle Body: Whipple
Boost Amount: 21 psi
Computer System: Stock w/DiabloSport tuner
Ignition:Stock w/Brisk Racing spark plugs
Shifter: Pro-5.0
Transmission: Stock six-speed manual
Clutch: Stock
Rear Gears: 3.{{{90}}}
Best E.T./MPH to Date: 9.920/142.00
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