Justin Humphreys and crew prepare his 2010 Mustang for a test hit. Photo: Jason Miller
If you look back nearly 25 years you may be able to find a strong contingent of Ford power in the NHRA Pro Stock class. Since that time there have been attempts to regain the prominence that the likes of Bob Glidden once had behind the wheel of a Ford but to some dismay those attempts have usually foiled out quickly. While Glidden was a fierce competitor and racked up 85 national event wins, no one has come close to duplicating these performances behind the wheel of a Ford.
Fast forward thirteen years from when the last time Bob Glidden was behind the wheel of a Pro Stocker and you have up and coming star Justin Humphreys preparing to unveil his new Jerry Haas built 2010 Mustang. Humphreys has been behind the wheel over the past few seasons and with several round wins to his credentials he was able to assemble a promising deal with Roush/Yates on their engine program. Humphreys will be the very first to unveil the Roush/Yates power plant and he is looking to outgun the few Fords that have been running in the NHRA.
Larry Morgan has been the most successful thus far with his Mustang but you also have Jim Cunningham and Erica Enders’ two car team which have been steadily improving. Morgan posted a number twelve qualifying effort at the last event in Denver with a 7.028 @ 196mph. Anywhere else in the country Humphreys will have to be just a bit faster to stay in the field with his new Haas built Mustang. Most recently we received the photo above courtesy of Jason Miller at Maryland International Raceway where Justin and his crew were testing the brand new car. We were unable to pry any numbers away from them so I guess we will have to wait and see how he performs on the national event stage.