Frank H. Cicerale
April 1, 2009
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Ted Lewchuk
STE-Catherine, Quebec
'07 Shelby GT500

When Ted Lewchuk lifted the bonnet of his GT500, we were astounded when it came to the blower of choice. Instead of, say a Kenne Bell or a Whipple, Lewchuk kept the stock Eaton compressor aboard his 5.4L Four-Valve monster. Evidently the stock blower didn't impede Lewchuk's performance, as he ripped off more than a few quick passes. Piloting the GT500 equipped with the stock six-speed manual transmission, Lewchuk opened with a 10.66, which is stout considering the factory supercharger. He made three other passes, with his last pass of the day barely eclipsing the opening 10.66. We were left to wonder just how quick Lewchuk could have gone if he had used an aftermarket blower.

SHELBY SPECS
Year: 2007
Model: GT500
Owner: Ted Lewchuk
Driver: Ted Lewchuk
Engine: 330ci Four-Valve
  modular
Transmission: Stock six-speed manual
Clutch/Converter: Stock
Supercharger: Stock Eaton Roots-style
Boost: 12 psi
Weight: 3,918 pounds
Exhaust: 1¾-inch American Racing
  headers with catted cross-pipe
  and MBRP axle back
Tuner: John Lund (Lund Racing)
Rear: Stock 8.8-inch with 4.10
  gears, TrueTrac differential,
  and Strange axles
Best e.t./mph: 10.610/131.00
LOG BOOK
Run 60-foot E.T. MPH
1 1.509 10.653 125.73
2 1.493 10.666 125.78
3 1.529 10.696 125.53