4th PlaceJody WilkTrumball, CT'94 Ford LightningWhen Jody Wilk enlisted the help of Dave Gagnon Racing Enterprises to bolt together the Windsor small-block Ford for his Lightning, he went down a different path from most Lightning owners. Looking for a combination that looked neater and was simpler to work with, Wilk ditched the conventional fuel-injected setup and bolted two Holley Dominators on top of a BDS 8-71 Stage 2 AirLoc huffer. The truck looked downright mean, with its tail up high and the blower poking through the hood-it was part truck, part Nitro Funny Car.
The air/fuel charge is pushed into the TFS R heads at 13 psi, and power makes its way to the 9-inch Moser rear. While the suspension may have been a bit soft all around, Wilk's hauler truly hauled major tail while doing it in an unconventional manner. His Lightning's suspension was a bit soft in the back, and that caused some traction and handling issues. Once that issue is resolved, the truck should run even quicker.