Open Comp Rodney Ward is a regular on the NMRA Open Comp scene, and he's one of the few who pilot an early Mustang in competition. Randy's '65 fastback features a 342ci stroker, which is a stock-bore 302-based 347 stroker. Most people bore a stock block 0.030-inch over, which makes the combination the more-popular 347 ci. Evidently, the extra 5 cubic inches mean little to Randy, and he doesn't really need them in Open Comp anyway. At Joliet, all he needed was his driving skill to get the Open Comp win. Unfortunately, Randy was unable to run the number in his Super Bowl match-up, giving the NMCA its first point.