Evan J. Smith
January 3, 2014

Continental Tires Helps Holman & Moody Sustain 1.1805 G-Forces at Lime Rock Park

Famed car-builder Holman & Moody took its 50th Anniversary Holman & Moody TdF Mustang to Lime Rock Park and logged a maximum load of 1.1805 g-forces on a set of Continental ExtremeContact DW tires.

“Holman & Moody is one of the most celebrated car builders of our time,” said Tony Talbert, key tuning account manager for Continental Tire. “(The builder) is known for extreme performance within the tuner category and that’s why it chose Continental’s ExtremeContact DW tires. Our tires gave H&M the confidence needed to demonstrate the performance of its 50th Anniversary TdF Mustang.” And according to H&M reps, the tires still felt smooth and responsive on the street.

The TdF Mustang was fitted with a 285/35ZR19 fitment in the ExtremeContact DW. The DW, from Continental’s exceedingly popular ExtremeContact line, is a dynamic ultra-high-performance summer tire, tuned for drivers seeking extreme grip in dry and wet conditions without sacrificing tread life and comfort.

Roush Performance Road Racing Team Set to Take On Pirelli World Challenge

For 2014, the Roush Road Racing will compete in the Pirelli World Challenge Series GTS class with Jack Roush Jr. driving. The team is coming over from Grand-Am’s Continental Tire series, where it has been competing since 2009 and Roush Jr. has been competing since October 2006.

“We’ve had some great success racing in Grand-Am, with 10 victories and 24 total podiums,” says Roush Jr. “Racing in Grand-Am is an opportunity that I will always be grateful for. I have great respect, both for the series and the competitors.

“As for the Pirelli World Challenge, we are very excited about the new adventure ahead. The series has its own great history, format, and competitors to tend with.”

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NPD’s 20th Annual Ford & Mustang Roundup

Team MM&FF is ready for the NPD Mustang Roundup held at Silver Springs Park in Ocala, Florida, January 11-12, 2014. We’re bringing our 25th Anniversary ’88 GT, Project Hypersilver, and we’ll be on the hunt for exciting Fords to feature.

The two-day show (Saturday and Sunday) also incorporates a cruise to Cedar Key from NPD’s main warehouse in Ocala on Friday morning, January 10. Participants start gathering around 8 a.m., and everyone is welcome to tour/browse NPD’s extensive private car and truck collection (200 cars and trucks). Then there is a short drivers’ meeting detailing the cruise around 9-9:30 a.m., and after that the cruise departs.

Once back in Ocala, VMP Tuning will be on-hand with its mobile Dynojet chassis dyno, and participants can make two pulls with an A/F ratio for $65. The highest pull will receive a goodie bag from NPD. The registration form will be on NPD’s website (www.npdlink.com) the week of October 14, 2014.

Modular Mustang Racing Rocks Famoso

Running at the West Coast Hot Rod event at Famoso Raceway in Famoso, California, Mark Lutton of MMR ran blistering 6.04 at 246 mph using a 5.4L modular engine.

“The run was not anything pretty at the start,” said Lutton. “In fact, we were roughly 0.05 off our best half-track run (which would have made this a 5-second run had the stars aligned. It was still good enough to run quicker than any other modular-power Mustang, and the car belted out a 246.89-mph run through the traps at 9,300 rpm and 49 psi,” he added.

Lutton’s Mustang is based around an ’08 Jerry Haas tubular chassis and is powered by a MMR 351XR with Manley pistons and rods, Stage 3R MMR Ported GT500 heads, MMR Stage 3R Turbo Cams, MMR Hybrid R billet/sheetmetal intake, twin Garrett GTX4788 turbos and intercooler, dual 90mm TB, (16) 225-lb/hr injectors, with a mechanical jet and Aviad dry-sump oiling. The mod beast is backed by a Rossler three-speed auto and a converter from Pro Torque.