Super Street Outlaw
Victory was sweet for Jim Blair. He hit the NMRA scene with a splash, setting a record and runner-upping right away, but he had yet to win. At last year's World Finals in Bowling Green, Jim thought he had a sure thing. The car was running well. It laid down a 7.76. But as eliminations wore on, a couple loose screws cost him the race. Jim then had the entire off-season to get his car set up for a win. He spent a lot of time testing on eighth-mile and slippery quarter-mile tracks in South Florida, which allowed his crew chief, Jason Gatlin, to further refine the car's chassis tune-up from Bowling Green. Couple that chassis refinement with a high-flying, Ronnie Crawford-built, ProCharger F3-blown 427ci small-block, and you get a car that sets the Outlaw e.t. record at 7.68 and wins the whole race by out-hooking and overpowering the likes of Lou Proto, Joe Morgan, and Sam Vincent.