We know a lot of racers test, but Robbie Blankenship is one of those NMRA racers always trying to get the most out of his Hot Street Mustang. Living in Hudson, Florida, he has plenty of opportunities to test torque converters, camshafts, carburetors, and chassis setups. That doesn't even count the dyno time he uses to fine tune his 400ci combo. At Joliet, Robbie ran strong in qualifying with an 8.83 at 153 mph to qualify second behind Charlie Booze. Robbie ran 8.87s in Rounds 1 and 2, but an 8.95 wasn't enough to overcome Charlie's 8.83 in the final.