Big changes seem to be a common occurrence with Frankie “Mad Man” Taylor this off season. Not only did he switch to Bullseye Power twin turbos in his Pro Extreme car but he put the big tires back on his yellow supercharged Jeffers built Corvette.
With the American Drag Racing League (ADRL) season opener just days away, Taylor Racing is pleased to announce that Tim Tindle will be driving the blown Vette for the entire 2012 race season. In addition, the Taylor Team has agreed to tune the supercharged Hemi. The competition is strong in ADRL’s Pro Extreme class and adding Tim to the mix will make it even stronger.
Tindle said “I am excited to join Frankie Taylor and the Taylor Racing team. We have been anxious to start racing in the ADRL and this weekend couldn’t get here fast enough. The Pro Extreme class is stronger than ever and we are fortunate that we will be racing with Frankie and his team.”
“The Taylor team is one of the most competitive teams in the league and I hope that we can both start the season off strong this weekend in Baytown.”
“We ran two cars in the same class several years back and it was a lot easier than running two different tires like we did last season. My crew will definitely be happier,” said Taylor.
Frankie was quick to add, “I felt that the yellow car is way too strong to be sitting in the trailer all year. During the off season, we were trying to find an experienced pro mod driver that could handle this car and we felt that Tim is definitely the right fit. We are very excited to work with him and the entire Tindle Racing Team.”
Back in May of 2010, the yellow car set the Pro Extreme e.t. World Record with a pass of 3.607 seconds. Last season, this car was set up to run with 10.5” tires in both the American and Arabian Drag Racing Leagues. With the small tires, Frankie’s best elapsed time was 3.84 seconds and he finished second in the championship points for both leagues. The yellow Corvette definitely has a great resume and there is so much more that Tindle Racing will add.