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Bob Walker
Upper Black Eddy, PA
'01 Lightning

Bob Walker's black Lightning has appeared in MM&FF shootouts before, so it came as no surprise that the SVT special would run as well as it did. With 9-second capability on tap, Walker came close to cracking the barrier, but missed by just a bit. While nowhere in the realm of reality as Johnny Lightning, Walker's 10.14 best showed that even without the truck on kill, the heavy vehicle could hang with even the best Cobras or GT500s. Walker's two best runs of the day came right out of the gate, before traction issues resulted in worse 60-foot times and the resulting worse elapsed times. Like Lightning, though, Walker's truck was one of two that sported an oversized displacement with a killer set of heads and some thundering camshafts.

Year: 2001
Model: Lightning
Owner: Bob Walker
Driver: Bob Walker
Engine: 360ci Two-Valve modular built
  by Johnny Lightning
Transmission: JLP aftermarket automatic
Clutch/Converter: Precision Industries
Supercharger: 2.6L Kenne Bell twin-screw
Boost: 20 psi
Weight: 4,310 pounds
Exhaust: Bassani/JLP Competition Race
Tuner: Johnny Lightning (Johnny
  Lightning Performance)
Rear: {{{Ford}}} 9.75-inch, 3.55 gears,
  TrueTrac differential, stock
Best e.t./mph: 10.{{{100}}}/136.00
Run 60-foot E.T. MPH
1 1.409 10.146 130.{{{90}}}
2 1.428 10.278 129.05
3 1.575 10.470 127.07