Steve Baur
Former Editor, Modified Mustangs & Fords
April 1, 2009

Prior to our Launcher install, Wells had piloted the black notchback to a best elapsed time of 5.76 in the eighth-mile, on a single 225hp stage of nitrous. For the first run with the Launcher, we used one stage and left on 30 percent nitrous, with the rest coming in just 1.2 seconds later. Track conditions were not ideal, as it was pretty cold out, so we dialed the nitrous back a bit. The eighth-mile went by in 5.86 seconds at 120 mph, and Wells crossed the finish line in 9.14 seconds at 147 mph. The slower eighth-mile time was no doubt the result of starting off at 30 percent, rather than the full hundred. We wanted to gradually add in nitrous, so we felt this was a good place to start.

On our second run, Wells left on 40 percent with the same time delay, and engaged 50 percent of the second stage 0.9 seconds into the run with a delay of one second. The eighth-mile time improved to 5.77 seconds at 124 mph, and our quarter-mile e.t. dropped to 8.94 seconds at 153 mph. Sadly, our fun had come to an end as we ran out of nitrous, but we're sure there is an easy 8.60-8.70 in the car once we get more aggressive with the delivery curves. We now have total control of the nitrous oxide delivery, which can aid a poorly set up chassis, or a racing surface that is losing adhesion, or doesn't have any to begin with. Now you can launch your Mustang and be able to put the power down no matter what conditions exits.