What: 1990 Ford Mustang
Where: Magnolia, Texas
Starting life as a roller out of Joplin Missouri in 2004 – Stephen Barnett’s had the hope most of us share. One day, stare at a serious race car sitting in the garage that is “all mine” and the story of this 1990 Fox body is no different.
At first it was the standard story of upgrades, stock 351w sporting a set of Trick Flow Heads, Ford Motorsports e303 camshaft and a little help from Nitrous Outlets, had the Mustang turning 11.4s on the motor and squeezing out 10.1s on the bottle…but enter the reoccurring story-line within the chronicles of the Cars Illustrated Street Stompers….Stephen wanted to go faster.
Stephen had been tearing up tracks all across Texas for a while and was doing quite well in True 10.5. But it was the drag radial scene that was blowing up so he and his team decided to try their luck with radials and that was where they found their niche. Their hard work and efforts to sort the car out led them to success in X275, but in 2013 they headed full steam into the Ultra Street Class and it proved to be a combination for success and earning himself a championship.
But back to….Stephen wanted to go faster.
Winning always comes with sacrifice and victories, but pushing the engine can also lead to problems and hurt performance. So Stephen decided to change his engine programs and hasn’t looked back since. Turning to Jeff Naiser at NRC Components, Stephen has won multiple Drag Radial Races and a 2013 Ultra Street Class Championship and is currently running a class in Texas called Limited 275 where they run 275/60 Drag Radial Tire.
The first Limited 275 race out in 2015 he took the win and set the record in the class at the Turbo Bullet Nationals with a 4.841 and went on to progress to multiple finals. Currently running the Nitrous Outlet Stinger III system Stephen is making moves in the Limited 275 class and have won both races so far this year and have gone as fast as 4.78 @ 150mph
Also in 2015 Stephen was the class record holders with a 4.841@144 1/8th-mile, scoring both a win and a runner up. So far in 2016 they have won both Limited 275 races and have been 4.78@147 with a couple more races coming up for 2016 they have our sights set on winning and also claiming a class Championship.
We’d say they have a good chance…
– the Janitor
- NRC 582ci BBC
- Slick Rick SR23 Cylinder Heads
- BRE Dominator Carb
- Nitrous Outlet Stinger 3 Plate
- Bradco/Kenny Hubbard Turboglide 2 speed
- Bradco Bolt Together Converter
- C&T Race Cars Mini-Tub and Cage
- Racecraft Front Suspension
- Mencers Custom Front Struts
- TRZ Rear Suspension Components
- TRZ Built 8.8 Braced Rear End
- Strange 35 Spline Axles
- Koni Custom Rear Shocks
- MSD Power Grid Ignition
- RPM Products Datalogger
- Holley Launcher Nitrous Progressive Controller
And as always, the videos….now these are older ones so take note he is much faster now.