Another racer brave enough to run his wife's car at the shootout was Dave London. His gal, Billiejo Eppes, is obviously cool as ice. "...Got to love a girl that gives me her brand-new Mustang GT to race in a 5.0 shootout," Dave said. "It turned 1,000 miles going down the track!" Running with the Evolution Performance crew, Dave placed his wife's ride in the mix of the NA Street class, qualifying fourth with an 11.94 and making it to the second round before falling to Pete Espeut. At the end of the day, he swapped out the sticky rear tires for the stock Pirellis to sweep in and snatch the fastest-stock-tire crown from Jay Willey with a 12.18.
Engine And Drivetrain
Suspension And Chassis
While most of the competitors at MIR were rocking relatively new '11 Mustangs, Jay Willey rolled out his spanking new '12 GT for a little 1,320 fun. He had just purchased the car the Friday before the shootout Monday. Of course, he is a man after the editor's heart, as he used painter's tape to protect the finish of his new steed. Despite the tape and the stock Pirellis, Jay was in the thick of the NA Street category thanks to a 12.14 qualifier till a distraction ended his run in the first round. "It ran great all day," Jay explained. "I actually lost because my low fuel light came on. When I looked up, it was already over, but I didn't panic because that was my fastest time of the day." At day's end, it was time for the official stock-tire runs, and Jay put up the time to beat with a 12.22, but Dave London came in and sniped him right before the awards were handed out.