Horsepower Wars

Horsepower Wars: $10K Drag Shootout 2, Episode 1

Season 2 of Horsepower Wars‘ awesome $10K Drag Shootout is underway as the four teams have been chosen, and each team has a specific car to build before they battle it out for drag-racing supremacy at South Georgia Motorsports Park in Adel, GA, October 17-20.

For those unfamiliar with the $10K Drag Shootout challenge, the concept is straightforward: four teams receive $3,000 in cash and a $7,000 Summit Racing Gift Card to modify their respective vehicles (on a tight timeline) and then beat all of the other teams on the track.

Building a racecar isn’t easy. It’s even more difficult when limited by both budget and time. Every team in the $10K Drag Shootout thinks it can win and is ready to prove it.

You can learn more about each team, and the vehicles they’ll be modifying for drag racing here.

In the meantime, check out Episode 1 above, and count down with us to the the late-October showdown.

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  1. Daniel Wilson says:

    This is going to be a fascinating balancing act. Not the kind that’s associated with heavy metal slugs and precision engine blueprinting techniques. Instead it’s more like teetering on a knife edge without falling off into the abyss of madness and eminent failure on one side or beating the odds imposed by a strict time limit and limited budget on the other.

    One team will emerge from the chaos and be declared the winner but by qualifying and being selected for the competition is enough to say that each team is a winner.

    It’s going to be interesting, no doubt. And when the dust settles at the conclusion, that’s when the contest of controversy begins.

    And the beat goes on…..

  2. Daniel Wilson says:

    You can’t always get what you want. And considering the wide ranging selection of vehicles made available for the teams to transform into legitimate Drag Racing contenders, truer words were never spoken. But don’t be too quick to rule out any of these cars based on looks or its lack of a performance heritage. In the right hands, a zero can become a hero.

    By design, some vehicles have certain features that would make them more advantageous for straight line acceleration in production trim. Obviously having an aerodynamic shape for a better coefficient of drag and lower vehicle curb weight are important for quicker elapsed times.

    Considering both of these potential advantages, the Mustang made available to the teams for competition should be a decent choice. That’s why I don’t agree with the comment in the video stated by Donald Abenante of Dream Team. He said “Oh my god, every Tom, Dick and Harry builds a Mustang”. There must be an abnormally high number of Mustangs at the tracks that Mr. Abenante goes to because I’ve noticed that Camaro drag cars in attendance outnumber Mustangs by 4 to 1 easily at Southeastern tracks.

    It boils down to a matter of personal preference. I agree with Tom, Dick and Harry on their choice of Ford. But that’s where the similarities probably end. I run a 1970 Mach 1 powered by a Cleveland featuring old school Endyn Pro Stock Iron high port heads with a modern solid roller valve train.

    A $7000 Summit Racing credit and $3000 cash invested in Cleveland upgrades would cause a serious escalation of the Horsepower Wars. Totally nuclear….and the beat goes on….

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