Kolivas Headlines SGMP Testing With 4.39 Bombshell On 275 Radials

The terms “interesting” and “exciting” don’t even begin to describe what this weekend’s much-anticipated Lights Out 4 doorslammer extravanganza is going to be like, due in large part to some recent developments in regards to who is coming and what they’re bringing, and the kind of numbers being thrown down in testing today at the South Georgia Motorsports Park.

The biggest bombshell of them all today was dropped by a guy accustomed to making jaws hit the floor – John Kolivas in his famed white Mustang Cobra – who rolled to an absolutely unreal 4.395 at 175.96 mph lap in the newly revamped ride. Oh, did we mention he did that on the teeny little 275 radial tire that at one time was considered a limiting factor in performance? We’ll wait while you pick your jaw up off the keyboard.

According the time slip, Kolivas actually coasted across the 1/4 mile strip in 7.033 seconds at just 161 mph. 6.70’s on a 275, anyone?

Also testing today is Jason Enos, who we reported earlier this week had bolted on a set of 315 radials on his immaculate and ultra-trick, Proline-powered, twin-turbo Outlaw 10.5 ’67 Ford Mustang to take a crack at the Radial vs. The World battle. Enos, who has been as quick as 4.11-seconds on the big tire, carded a mighty impressive 4.328 at 185.97 mph with a 1.18 short time on the smaller tire.

At least one other team that we know of that will be headed to South Georgia with  set of radials in tow is “Kidkwik” T.J. Kasper and his father, Tom, who reportedly have plans to double-enter their car Outlaw 10.5 rides in two categories, with both the 10.5W’s and the 315’s in Raial vs. The World.

Will anyone else show with the radials on? How many records will fall this wekend? Stay tuned here to Dragzine all weekend long, as we’ll be bringing you same day coverage from this race that’s sure to bring down the house once again.

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Andrew Wolf

Andrew has been involved in motorsports from a very young age. Over the years, he has photographed several major auto racing events, sports, news journalism, portraiture, and everything in between. After working with the Power Automedia staff for some time on a freelance basis, Andrew joined the team in 2010.
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