In what has been one of the most hotly-anticipated small-tire builds in recent memory, Kevin Fiscus and Josh Klugger’s small-tire Mustang has enthralled race fans for months. Rabid radial racing afficianados have been following the build progression on Racecraft, Inc’s Facebook page, as well as right here on Dragzine as this Fox Body coupe was transformed into the beautiful machine you see before you.
Dripping in fresh blue paint and just home from Racecraft, Inc’s Madison Lake, Minnesota headquarters, the ultra-trick coupe is currently undergoing some finishing touches before heading out to make some test laps in the next few weeks. Powered by ProLine Racing Engines’ world-beating 481X powerplant, the FKR team expects the car to push the record books in the NMCA Radial Wars class, as well as at Duck X Productions’ No Mercy V later this fall in Radial vs. The World. Twin 98mm Precision turbochargers, “limited” to 60 lbs of boost by the TurboSmart wastegates, will cram air into the ProLine mill, which will send the horsepower, estimated to be in the neighborhood of 4,000, rearward through a ProTorque torque converter into a Proformance Racing Transmissions Turbo-Glide tranny.
Continuing the transfer of power to the tires, a carbon PST driveshaft spins back to a trick RCI rearend housing, where Strange gears rotate the 40-spline Strange axles, then finally on to the Mickey Thompson-wrapped Weld V-Series Beadlock rear wheels, which match the black-anodized front rollers. Keeping the rear end planted is a pair of Menscer Motorsports shocks, while Santhuff struts handle the bumps on the front end. While the car features a stock-style suspension, Racecraft used a host of their suspension products to ensure the radial ride achieves maximum traction.
Also featured on the Mustang is a full complement of Motor City Solutions composite body panels, which give the car a superb fit and finish. An oft-overlooked component, albeit one that plays a vital role in several aspects of the cars looks and performance, are the windows. Optic Armor Performance Windows was tabbed to handle the wind deflection, and sent their oversized windows, which Racecraft flush-mounted for an ultra-smooth fit and finish.
Venturing inside, eagle-eyed readers will spot the RacePak Digital dash and Precision Performance Products shifter, custom Racecraft pedal assembly all planted in a spartan, yet tidy, interior set off by carbon fiber accents and the clean grey powdercoat of the rollcage. Underneath, the car wears a carbon fiber belly pan that adds only a few pounds to the race weight, but should increase the car’s slipperiness at higher speeds, especially on the planned full-quarter excursions later this year and beyond to the 2015 season.
Look for the FKR team to make a full-on assault on every track they can get to soon, and expect broken records and broken hearts along the way. This is going to be a WICKED ride!