With X275 the hottest class in all of drag racing right now, one could only expect controversy to creep into the category.
It doesn’t matter what combination you run in a class, be it supercharged, turbocharged or nitrous-assisted; there’s always someone that stands out as a proven leader. In the most recent case, the supercharged cars in competition have been running away with things in terms of records and race wins.
Check out the response the public has given to the new intake setup on Yellowbullet.
The team affected most by recent rule changes within the X275 class at Cecil County Dragway are the dominant Bruder brothers. The Bruders, with tuning help from Mustang Mike Modeste, had put together a solid and proven winning combination and had been dominating the competition no matter the conditions. So with fairness and equality in mind, some rule changes were made to ban the current setup of a sheet metal intake combined with the F1X supercharger. As any great racer would, the team put together yet another proven winning combination and won the next two races in a row following the rule change; once at Cecil County and another at Atco Raceway.
No to be deterred, the Bruders commissioned John Marcella at Marcella Manifolds to build yet another unique piece. Finding a cutting edge way to make more power is Marcella’s specialty and the newest addition is no slouch. What Marcella came up with was a cast intake that’s been port matched with some modifications to the runners and flanges to work with their small block setup. The new piece is expected to be on atop the Ford bullet in time for the Yellowbullet Nationals this weekend.