John HawrylukAtlantic City, NJ'02 LightningJohn Hawryluk rolled the dice and made the trek from A.C. to R.P. for some quarter-mile slots. The silver '02 Lightning was prepped by JDM Engineering, and showcased the foundation for some serious power. The stock-displacement mod mill was fortified with a set of Comp Cams bumpsticks lying atop Patriot heads. Thanks to the Kenne Bell blower, the truck powered to a string of 10-second times. While the hauler didn't run as well as Hawryluk would have liked (it has dipped into the 10.60s before), Hawryluk was the only competitor who drove to the shootout. For that, we give him mad props.
The Full MonteDuring the shootout, we rotated which team went first, starting with the Cobras. Each competitor was instructed to make at least three runs, though the option to make more hits was there. While the attrition was kept to just one car, it was a biggie to say the least. When all was said and done, the GT500 did come out on top, but thanks to the 9.56 by Johnny Lightning, it wasn't by much. At least one of each of Ford's factory supercharger flyers made it into the 9-second zone.
Good Info in this Article. Good to see the "Lightnings" at work again.