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BG Racing’s Nina Gusler is fielding a street ’Stang in NMRA competition

By Steve Turner

We live in a time where things change quickly. Technology disrupts industries and what’s new can suddenly be old news. Case in point is Ford’s EcoBoost technology, which has successfully delivered larger-engine performance in a smaller package. Moreover, it has proven that it performs even better with modifications, just like its naturally aspirated and supercharged cousins.

Nina Gusler’s new EcoBoost 2016 Mustang racer is mean and clean with a matte-gray wrap adorned with a host of sponsor logos. Lurking under that racy exterior is a relatively stock Mustang.
Nina Gusler’s new EcoBoost 2016 Mustang racer is mean and clean with a matte-gray wrap adorned with a host of sponsor logos. Lurking under that racy exterior is a relatively stock Mustang.

Just a couple of years ago BG Racing’s Nina Gusler was the champion of the NMRA’s Truck and Lightning class so you might have expected her to stick with just drag pickups. However, upon seeing her husband Brad make a record-setting jump to the EcoBoost Mustang, Nina, too, felt the attraction to something new, so she’s racing both.

“I started my first full season of drag racing in 2014 in NMRA Truck & Lightning class and won the championship,” Nina said. “In January 2015 before next race season started, I broke my hip and had a rough start to the year but raced the full season.”

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