BOWLING GREEN, KY – All eyes are turned to Super/Gas with the introduction of the Quick Fuel Technology® – sponsored C7 Corvette roadster. New racecars are debuted every day so what’s so special here? To begin with it’s the first 2017 C7 roadster to be sculpted into a drag car, and what sculpture it is – this Greg Russell Design has Best Appearing Honors written all over it. And while race fans and competitors alike will find it hard to look away, veteran driver Michelle Furr will be “crushing it” winning rounds, races and championships.
The “perfect storm” is really the coming together of Richard Earl’s Suncoast Race Cars that fabricated the car using the best components possible such as a Moser rear end and axles and an Abuzzi trans and converter; Stan Ray of Ohio Crankshaft built the horsepower using a Bill Mitchell Products a 632cid aluminum block topped with Trick Flow heads and a huge QFX 1250-TS carb with Hooker Black Heart Headers, MSD ignition components and Earl’s Plumbing; and the incredible C7 Corvette wedge body design that combines low aero drag with high-speed stability and excellent downforce. The “Force Multiplier” in all this is Furr Racing – driver Michelle, her crew chief husband Rick, and their junior racers Madilyn and Adiayn. Over the past 10 years they have been a dominant force in Super/Comp, Top/Dragster, Super Street and ET Brackets and Jr. Dragsters. Michelle has been one of the very few racers that has successfully transitioned from dragster to door slammer on a weekly basis.
How deadly is this concentration of talent? The second full pass on the Quick Fuel Corvette was a 9.96 on a 9.90 Super/Gas Index, and the car made it to the third round of competition on its first outing. When Michelle acclimates herself to her new ride with the help of her Racepak data acquisition, she will be tough to beat!