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News: First 8-Second IRS 2015 Mustang

Passing the Test

Watson Racing ran the first 8-second pass in an IRS-equipped S550

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Watson Racing

We are on the eve of the biggest Ford drag race of the year, the NMRA World Finals at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The air should be cool and the times should be quick. Curious about how its Mustang would perform on the big stage, Watson Racing took its street/strip SEMA project out for some test hits. It turns out those three test runs were the quickest runs yet for a 2015+ Mustang still running an independent rear suspension.
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News: First 8-second 2015 Mustang

Crazy Eight

Calvert Racing Suspensions sets the S550 e.t. record with an 8-second pass

By Steve Turner
Photos by Calvert Racing Suspensions

Records are meant to be broken, and the record for the quickest 2015 Mustang didn’t stand for long. Hot on the heels of Watson Racing’s low-9-second pass, the team at Calvert Racing Suspensions bested that number and put their purpose-built race car into the record books. Over the weekend, Brent Calvert ran the first 8-second pass in an S550 with this car.
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