Huw Evans
December 1, 2006
Photos By: Francis Butler

Specifications
Robert Patrick's 2007 Shelby Ford GT500 IHRA Pro Stocker

Engine
820-cid Ford 'Hemi' V-8

Engine Modifications
820-cid CNC aluminum block (based on Ford 429 Shotgun); CP forged alloy pistons, forged crank and rods, with four bolt mains; Comp Cams camshaft (specs undisclosed), CNC aluminum 'Hemi' cylinder heads, Jessel valve lifters, Jessel rocker arms, Moroso valve covers, ignition wires, oil pan, Dave Hughes HRE racing high riser intake manifold; Bob Cook twin four-barrel carburettors, Tek exhaust headers, MSD distributor, coil, 7530T ignition control box; Turbo Start 16-volt battery, Autolite spark plugs, Cometic metal head gaskets, aluminum radiator, electric cooling fans, Earl's hoses and plumbing

Electronics
RacePak V-300

Driveline
Lenco five-speed transmission, Stroud trans blanket, RAM drag racing clutch, LAMB differential

Suspension
Four-link rear suspension with coil springs; Koni drag shocks, strut-type front suspension with tubular K-member, control arms; coil springs; Lamb drag shocks

Numbers
1700 HP 1300 TQ Best Et To Date: 6.39 @ 219 Mph

Interior / Exterior
Robert Patrick's 2007 Shelby Ford GT500 IHRA Pro Stocker

Chassis
Jerry Haas 2006 IHRA Pro Stock tubular frame chassis; LAMB carbon disc brakes (front and rear), Jaz fuel cell, Stroud twin braking parachutes

Exterior
Harry West (Hairy Glass) 2007 IHRA Pro Stock, Shelby GT500 body, Custom Performance Red paint with white racing stripes by Jim Hooker and Son

Interior
Custom racing seat, Stroud harness, Grant steering wheel

Wheels And Tires
Weld Dragstar wheels; Goodyear skinnies (front) Weld Dragstar wheels; Goodyear 22 x 10" slicks (rear)

Note
To check out Robert's Progress in the IHRA Torco Fuels Pro Stock class and to see big inch Fords thrash the competition down the 1320, log on to www.ihra.com.

Acknowledgements
Special thanks to Chris Bell, Rich Purdey, Jason Dring, Bonnie Patrick, Eli Patrick, Crystal and Presley