FEATURE TRUCK OF THE MONTH!!!

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JAN/FEB.. 2020
AUSTIN STEPHENS BLOWN ALCOHOL 1968 CHEVROLET C-10

PROFESSION: Fleet Technician

HOMETOWN: St.Petersburg, Fl

HOMETRACK: Bradenton Motorsports Park

RACING CLASS/TEAM/DIVISION:

Heavy Street 

SEASON HIGHLIGHTS:

Semifinal appearance at Snowbird National, Bradenton Motorsports Park. Personal best et of 4.80, Final round appearance at Heads up Madness, Bradenton motorsports park

ACCOMPLISHMENTS/ACHIEVEMENTS:

Runner up 2018 World Street Nationals, Orlando, FL Heavy Street
Personal best ET 4.80/146.7

CLUBS/AFFLIATIONS/SPONSORS:

NBS Performance, CRT Transmission, Outlaw Racing Fuels, RJS racing equipment

WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR NEXT SEASON:

We would like to go in the 1.0’s sixty foot at 3500lbs. We have been 1.12 currently and are working on some improved suspension/shock settings for our next race in January, The U.S Street Nationals at Bradenton Motorsports Park. We are also hoping to break into the 4.70’s as well.

 

ENGINE/SPECS:

Engine - 540ci BBC. Dart Big M block, Callies Magnum crank, GRP 5500 top alcohol rods, JE blower pistons, Brodix BB3 Xtra 380 cnc heads (Solid casting, no water), custom tunnel ram blower intake, BDS 14-71 supercharger, Outlaw racing fuels methanol fuel. Approx. 2100hp
Trans – Champion racing transmission built, Reid case TH400
Chassis – 25.4 cert tube chassis from NBS Performance in Pinellas Park, FL. 4 link, strange struts, sheet metal 9” rear, 125” wheelbase to mimic Pro Stock Truck
3500lbs with driver

ANY BIG MODS OR BUILDS GOING ON DURING THE OFF SEASON: 

Rear Shocks, wheel/tire upgrades

HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED WITH AUTOMOBILES/MOTORSPORTS:

Family owned drag racing chassis shop, NBS Performance. Been at the Dragstrip since I was born

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN INVOLVED WITH AUTOMOBILES/MOTORSPORTS:

Since the day I was born, I am now 24 years old

WHAT IS YOUR WORST CAR/RACING/MOTORSPORTS RELATED MEMORY:

 

WHAT IS YOUR BEST CAR/RACING/MOTORSPORTS RELATED MEMORY:

Going to the finals at the 2017 World Street Nationals in Orlando. We were only qualified #13 I believe, and were nearly half a second slow compared to the rest of the field, but through a little luck and me cutting good lights we kept going rounds. I went red in the finals, but I was no worse than .013 all weekend and even went .000 green in the second round.

DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER HOBBIES OR PASSIONS:

N/A

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT AUTOMOBILES/MOTORSPORTS:

Friendships built along the way, spending time with family, competition.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH THE DRAGTRUCKS COMMUNITY:

N/A

 

 

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