Mod Motor Mustangs presents a drag race dedicated to modular machines
By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Mod Motor Mustangs
It’s hard to believe that there was a time when Ford’s modular engines didn’t get a lot of respect. When the Two-Valve 4.6-liter engine took over in the Mustang GT in 1996, enthusiasts weren’t thrilled and most gravitated toward the Four-Valve 4.6-liter in the SVT Cobra. Jump to the present day and the modular family of engines blossomed with many potent performers, including the modern Coyote.
One of the early proponents of the modular powerplant is Justin Young, founder of the Mod Motor Mustangs Facebook page and its many related entities on social media. And this year Justin is ready to make the jump from the virtual world in to the real world of event promotion to take his modular passion to the next level with the 2016 ModNationals.
“I sort of love underdogs and when I bought my Mustang back in the early 2000s, it was very much an underdog compared to the LS1,” Justin explained. “But fast forward 16 years, the overhead-cammed modular engine isn’t the underdog anymore. In most aspects, it has proven to be equal or superior over LS based engines.”
Today the modular engine is anything but an underdog with cars like the of in the M2K Motorsports Ford GT holding the standing mile record at 280.1 mph and Accufab Racing clicking off a staggering 5.88 at 250 mph in the quarter-mile with its 3,000-horsepower machine, which will be attending the first-annual ModNationals held September 2-4 at Memphis International Raceway…
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