No Prep racing is certainly a dicey proposition, with far more horsepower in play than a track void of traction compound and fresh rubber can legitimately hold. That puts things in the tuners’ hands to bring what little traction there is, to them; or if you’re the driver, to manage that right foot to get to the stripe quickly and safely. But don’t think the top teams out there aren’t relying on modern technology to help with power and traction management, because such tools are an integral piece of the arsenal of those teams going rounds and winning races.
On Friday night, No Prep regular and Oklahoma native Tony Foulks drove his twin-turbocharged “Blue Dragon” 1970 Chevrolet Camaro to the win in the Old School Outlaw class at Shannon Morgan’s Redemption 7.0 event, utilizing Davis Technologies’ touted Profiler wheel speed management device. Because when traction is at a minimum, you need all the assistance you can get.
Tony Foulks wins Big Tire finals vs Chuck Seitsinger at Redemption 7.0
Foulks beat out a resurgent — and at this point plenty feared — Chuck Seitsinger in the finale in a great side-by-side drag race between a pair of twin turbo cars to collect the $8,000 winner’s payday at the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas. Foulks defeated Ryan Taggart in “Swamp Thing”, Brent Austin’s “Megalodon” ’69 Camaro, and Cody Bakers’ “Shake N Bake” supercharged ’69 Camaro on his route to the final.
During Saturday’s main event, Foulks again worked his way through the early rounds and put himself in position for another final round appearance, but couldn’t get around the Ford Probe of Jerry Bird in the semifinals, ending his weekend just a round short of potentially pulling off the double.
“Man what a weekend! We won on Friday night and then had to change to a smaller tire on Saturday because they were rubbing the quarter panels,” said Foulks. “We raced all day going rounds until the semifinals where we lost to the Probe. They’re a great team and have a fast ass car. We got loose at the 300-foot mark and had to lift. Congrats to them on their win! We took out some fast cars this weekend and I believe we have this car figured out finally.”
Foulks joins other Davis Technologies customers in some recent success, including Sweden’s Mattius Walcum, who scored a win in Pro Extreme at the PDRA event in Darlington, and Pro Nitrous’ Randy Weatherford who notched a final round appearance there, as well.