2003 Dakota R/T
Best Time: 13.66 at 99.3
Chris's truck cranks off mid-13s with ease. Used as a daily driver, he has done only minor modifications to it. The engine is stock except for headers, a steep gear in the rear, and a liberal amount of parts removal that lets him get it on. He came down from Maryland to spend a day racing at the Rock and hangin' with the gang.
Mods: GS Motorsports headers, BFGoodrich Comp T/A drag radials.
Quote: "It's my daily driver, with 43,000 miles and counting."
Wake Forest, North Carolina
2002 Dakota R/T
Best Time: 12.46 at 108.2
Earl has taken a fairly serious tack to his machine. the short-block is stock, but the top end sports the 1.92/1.60 R/T heads worked over by V&M Racing with a fast-ramp cam design. Add a 150 shot of nitrous to that mix, and the 4.56 cog will send the truck down the quarter in under 12.5 seconds. Street tires are 295/45-18 Nitto 555s on Billet Specialties rims. The stealth graphic metallic paint keeps the 5.0 boys wondering what hit 'em.
Mods: Mopar Performance M-1 manifold with F&B 55mm two-barrel throttle body, Comp Cams custom grind cam, NX 150 wet-shot nitrous system, GS Motorsports headers, 46RE automatic transmission with a TCI shift kit, Mopar deep trans pan, a B&M Hammer shifter, Precision Industries 2,800 stall converter, Detroit Locker w/4.56 gears, and M/T ET Streets for the track.
Quote: "Love to race, and it keeps getting faster."