In the semifinal round of Outlaw 10.5 action on Saturday evening at the Ultimate Outlaw Shootout Series event at Milan Dragway, Jason Enos lost control of his beautiful and popular 1967 Mustang, slamming nearly head on into the guardrail at a high rate of speed and causing extensive damage. Enos had just fallen to eventual winner Scotty Gaudagno, 4.44 to 4.53. Enos was out first with a .048 r/t and it seemed the car was getting out of the groove at around the 330 mark but Enos was determined to take the victory. Slightly before the 1/8 the beautiful 1967 Mustang made a hard move to the left, Jason hit the brakes and then hung on for the ride as the 1967 Mustang went head on into the left retaining wall and then slapped the tail end of the car scraping the rear quarter and wing.
We recently featured Enos’ Mustang here on DRAGZINE. The immaculate ride was finally completed in late spring and made its maiden voyage down the quarter mile in late May. DMC Racing completed the work that had been ongoing for a handful of years, and the car had already made several stellar runs in its short tenure. The car features a 600-plus cubic inch Proline big block Ford engine with twin 108mm turbochargers out front.
Interestingly, Enos, knowing full well the value of his car and the chances that are taken when powering a six second car down the quarter mile on small tires, had taken it upon himself to actually secure on-track insurance on the car through fellow Outlaw 10.5 competitor Bill Lutz. While first and foremost everyone is glad that Jason is okay, its certainly also a relief to know that his beautiful ride can and will be repaired or replaced.