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News: Top 10 Stories of 2015

Rearview Mirror

Looking back at some of the biggest Ford performance stories of the year

By Steve Turner

Believe it or not, 2015 is about to come to a close. It seemed like this year blasted by as quickly a boosted Mustang covers the quarter mile, but as swiftly as the year flew by it managed to pack in an enormous number of important Ford performance milestones in just 12 short months. So before you go out and celebrate the impending New Year, let’s take the time to reflect on some of the most significant stories of the past year.
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Event: PRI Show 2015

Finish Line

SVTP combs the aisles of the PRI Show uncovering the hottest Ford parts

By Steve Turner

Each year the racing world travels to Indianapolis, Indiana, for the Performance Racing Industry trade show, which is SEMA’s event for the racing world. Not only does this event serve as the locale for various award programs from the likes of the NMRA and NMCA, but it is also the place for manufacturers and retailers to show their wares to racers.
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News: 8.7-second IRS 2015 Mustang

Quicker Picker Upper

Watson Racing rips off a pair of 8.70 passes in its IRS-equipped S550

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Watson Racing

When we last checked in with Watson Racing’s street/strip 2015 Mustang project, the car had run the first 8-second e.t.’s in an S550 with an independent rear suspension, but the company wasn’t satisfied with those runs. That’s right, Chuck Watson Sr. was able improve upon his 8.90-second passes by a full two tenths. This time he was running at nearby Milan Dragway and the conditions were quite favorable.
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Video: Mustang Cobra Jet Teaser

It’s Coming!

Ford Performance teases a Whipple-supercharged S550 Cobra Jet Mustang

By Steve Turner

Since the 2015 Mustang debuted, Ford fans have daydreamed about what a drag-specific Cobra Jet version of the latest Mustang would be like. Ford Performance remained coy about whether or not it was working on such a car. Now a new teaser video all but confirms the existence of just such a machine.
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News: First 10-Second EcoBoost Mustang

Ten Spot

Brad Gusler of BG Racing runs the first 10-second pass in an EcoBoost S550

By Steve Turner
Photos by Steve Turner and courtesy of Trip Ulvila and BG Racing

It was only a matter of time before an EcoBoost Mustang broke through the 10-second barrier. The odds-on favorite to set this record was Brad Gusler of BG Racing. He put the Mustang world on notice back in March of 2015 when he clicked off an 11.19 at 119 mph. It’s taken a lot of work and refining of the combination, but on Wednesday Brad and his Mustang broke into the 10-second zone—three times in a row!
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