Francisco ReyesDale City, VA'03 CobraFrancisco Reyes came to the SVT shootout with a car capable of mid-9-second laps, and got set to hang the hoops and see what kind of times he could record at the fabled New Jersey quarter-mile dragstrip. Packing a Kenne Bell 2.8L huffer, Reyes boiled the hides and lined up for a stab at the track. He let go of the transbrake button in the aftermarket slushbox, and after negotiating the first 200 feet wagging the rear end, motored to a 9.81 at 143 mph. Confident he could better that run, Reyes gave it another go, but at the 1,000-foot mark, the Terminator laid over and ran a 10.27 at a noticeably off-pace 117 mph. After a subsequent inspection, it was found that a vacuum line kept popping off, causing the lack of power. After trying three more times, it was clear that the line would not stay on, and Reyes was forced to settle for the 9.86-second pass.
Good Info in this Article. Good to see the "Lightnings" at work again.