Editor’s Note: As many of you might already know, Joe Hunt, the face of Horsepower Wars’ Team Midwest Mayhem died September 28 in a racing accident while competing in the Coffeyville Street Drags in Coffeyville, KS.
Hunt was 27.
Because many Horsepower Wars episodes were filmed before Hunt’s death, he will appear in today’s and future videos we will share. Everyone affiliated with Horsepower Wars, including our friends at Summit Racing, and everyone here at OnAllCylinders extend our deepest condolences, and certainly our thoughts and prayers to the Hunt family, and his many friends.
You can read more about Hunt’s passing in this Dragzine article.
In Episode 4 of the $10K Drag Shootout, the four teams dive into the meat of their builds — figuratively and literally.
There are schedule and budget challenges to deal with, and three-foot monster burrito eating challenges to overcome as well.
Defending Horsepower Wars’ $10K Drag Shootout champs Team Bigun is the only team of the four building a big block engine. Their mission to stuff it inside of a Ford Granada (that is built to actually win drag races) has proven to be as challenging as you might expect.
On the other end of the spectrum is Joe Hunt’s Team Midwest Mayhem, which was actually running ahead of schedule on their car and engine build until — spoiler alert — the Burrito Incident.
Belly shirts and ghost peppers were involved. You should definitely check it out. You can read more about Episode 4 at Horsepower Wars here.
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.