Related Photo Galleries
The overwhelming buzz entering the NMRA season opener was the introduction of the ’11 Mustang GT to the Factory Stock ranks. Knowing the potential of the Coyote 5.0 powerplant, the old guard of pushrod FS racers had good reason to bristle at the thought of being outmoded by the new kids on the block. The poster child for this movement is Evolution Performance’s purpose-built ’11 GT. As it turned out, there is still a steep learning curve for the new race cars, as both the Evo and Blow-By Racing ’11s fell to the pushrod establishment in the first round.