4.14-Seconds: David Pearson Lowers his Own 275 Radial Record

It would seem that there’s nothing Marion, North Carolina native David Pearson and his feared “Little Evil” Mustang Coupe can’t do on a 275 Drag Radial tire.

dp1Pearson and his supercharged, small-block Ford-powered machine have had a stranglehold on the 275 radial record book for the better part of two years, dating back to the 4.24-second rip he made in South Georgia in the spring of 2014 to lay claim to the title. Since that time, only Barry Mitchell has been able to temporarily unseat the Little Evil Racing crew, As Pearson cracked off a 4.16 last fall in official competition and an unbelievable 4.11 in testing.

But over the weekend, Pearson made his foray into the low four-teens official, as he recorded a 4.14-second blast at more than 175 mph at the Shadyside Dragway in Shelby, North Carolina during the track’s $5,000-to-win Carolina Fall Brawl Outlaw 275 race to reset his own class standard (and the track record).

Pearson’s world-beating Coupe is powered by a 400-inch small-block built by Bullet Racing Engines with a big ProCharger F-3A-121 supercharger bolted to the snout of the crankshaft. The combination itself makes Pearson’s continual feats all the more impressive, as not only is he within striking distance of the top 315 radial cars in the country on a smaller tire, but he’s doing it with a lot less firepower — at least on paper — than many of his counterparts.

Thanks to Spoold385 for the clip!

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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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