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In a sea of Mustangs, Don Bowles' Maverick stands out in the crowd. The eye-searing yellow paint also raises its profile, but one thing's for sure, Don's fellow Hot Street racers don't like to see the horns in the other lane. Don uses a Roush Performance-built 360ci combination when many others in the class choose to go with a 400ci engine. The combo works for Don, and it's probably the only Maverick to ever appear regularly in 5.0&SF. Then again, it could be one of the few Mavericks capable of running in the 8s. I know my grandparents' '71 Maverick couldn't run 8s in the eighth-mile-not even close. Don had a bye run in Round 1 when Richard Preiser didn't show, but Don was right on his game in Round 2 against Charlie Booze with an 8.72 in the heat against Charlie's 8.80. In the final, Don just didn't have the reaction time to stay with Robbie Blankenship.