Veteran West-coast Pro Mod racer Scott Oksas revealed Thursday this brand new 1967 Shelby Mustang built by RJ Race Cars & Quarter-Max for Pro Modified competition. Oksas last competed on a regular basis in 2015 with the NMCA and NMCA WEST — in October of that year, his 1970-1/2 Camaro was heavily damaged in a high-speed accident at Fontana, California. Last season he returned with a 1969 Camaro, but the Mustang — truly a work of art — represents an all-hands-on-deck effort for the Santa Clarita, California native.
The all-carbon-fiber body is painted Ford Sonic Blue which looks absolutely killer, and the full-tube chromoly double framerail chassis is capable of handling well over 4,000 horsepower! Inside is a full carbon-fiber interior with a custom carbon-fiber wrap around seat and a Butler seat insert and safety head pad with a Stroud 6-point camlock harness.
Powering this beautiful beast of a race car is a 500 cubic-inch NHRA-legal twin-turbo Hemi built by QMP and controlled by a MoTec ECU with custom headers, turbo mounting, and plumbing all done in-house by RJ Race Cars. The rear 4-link suspension is comprised of a Strange modular pro-mod floater housing with strange axles and brakes, using RJ’s extreme adjustable billet 4-link chassis brackets, 2-inch anti-rollbar, and Extreme Pro Series wishbone, with Penske adjustable shocks and dumps from Adam Lambert at Precision Racing Suspension. The front end of the car sports Quarter-Max threaded adjustable strut mounts and Penske triple adjustable struts, using Strange Pro carbon brakes to help bring things to a stop.
Scott is extremely excited about the car and will be testing this upcoming week at the Street Car Super Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park in St. Louis, before heading out to Colorado to compete in the World Series of Pro Mod. “Pro Mod, you better watch out, I’m coming!” Scott states as he thanks his friends, family, and crew involved in building this car, alluding to his excitement to get behind the wheel of his new machine.