SEMA eNews Vol. 14, No. 50, December 15, 2011

Racing News: NMRA Announces New Strange Engineering Coyote Stock Class

 

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  The new Strange Engineering Coyote Stock Presented by 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords magazine will be a spec-engine class, utilizing a sealed version of Ford’s newest powerplant—the 5.0L DOHC “Coyote” motor.

NMRA Announces New Strange Engineering Coyote Stock Class Presented by 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords Magazine
ProMedia, parent company of the NMRA Ford Nationals all-Ford series, has announced a new heads-up drag-racing class for the 2012 NMRA Keystone Automotive Ford Nationals season. Strange Engineering Coyote Stock Presented by 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords magazine will be a spec-engine class, utilizing a sealed version of Ford’s newest powerplant—the 5.0L DOHC “Coyote” motor (carrying the unique part number M-6007-M50S) and utilize a spec, sealed processor (CM-12A650-A5LA). The class will be open to all Ford vehicles, ’54 model-year and newer, and each competitor will be required to weigh-in at the same 3,200 lbs. Competitors will compete on a true 10.5-in. tire and have a choice of a wide variety of Ford OE and TREMEC manual transmissions utilizing a single-disc diaphragm clutch, or the venerable C4 automatic transmission.

The crux of Coyote Stock’s formation was to provide an affordable way for both rookie and veteran drivers to be competitive in a heads-up class without having to undertake an involved, expensive engine program. Already, racers are embracing the class, with cars being pulled apart in preparation of dropping a Coyote between the rails.

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  Adam Householder brought home his first Best in the Desert's Trick Truck win.

Adam Householder Takes the Trick Truck Victory in Henderson
After starting 28th off the line at Best In The Desert’s (BITD) Silver State 300 earlier this season, Adam Householder brought home his first Trick Truck win (BITD’s equivalent of SCORE Trophy Trucks). Since that time, Householder has consistently put the No. 24 Householder Motorsports Ford near the top of the standings in both BITD and SCORE International; the only driver to earn Top Five season standings in the most elite class of each of these series.

The final BITD race of the season, the TransWest Ford Henderson 250, saw Householder qualify 18th overall (8th in Trick Truck), but he has already proven that he does not need clean air in order to finish on top. Householder drove the entire race, with Russell Hampton navigating and Householder’s father and veteran racer Terry Householder orchestrating logistics.

Householder was able to make time on the competition in the No. 24 Householder Motorsports Ford to finish first in Class 1400 (Trick Truck). In doing so, he was the only Trick Truck driver to win two BITD races this season.

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  Brian Deegan won two LORRS championships December 10.

Deegan Wins Two LOORRS Championships
Brian Deegan drove his way to two Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LORRS) championships Saturday, December 10, 2011, at Firebird Raceway. For the Pro 2 Unlimited Championship, Deegan sealed the Championship in his Ford F-150 SVT Raptor and drove his Ford Ranger to claim the Pro Lite Unlimited title. The two championships add to the outstanding year “The General” has had on four wheels, including his 2011 X Games 17 RallyCross Gold, representing the USA in Germany at the Race of Champions, and a total of 12 first-place wins throughout the LOORRS 2011 season. Deegan tallied 21 podiums in total for LOORRS 2011.

Deegan’s Pro 2 Championship win marks the first time a rookie driver has claimed the title in the LOORRS series—a huge feat in a very competitive class. The Pro Lite Championship is Deegan’s second championship title in the class; the first came in 2009.

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Chad George is on his way to his first SuperLite Championship.
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Mitchell Dejong accepts his ASCC Championship trophy.

Kawasaki's Chad George in a Fierce Battle for Championship
at Round 15 of Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series
Chad George heads to Firebird Raceway for the final round of the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series with his #42 Kawasaki/Yokohama SuperLite leading the points championship. In a triple threat weekend, George will also pilot his No. 1 Monster Energy Kawasaki UTV Unlimited toward his 10th podium of the season and charge the new No. 42 Abu Dhabi Unlimited/Bull BBQ/Traxxas ProLite Unlimited toward his very first class victory.

With a championship driving performance in his very first weekend of ProLite Unlimited, George displayed stellar results at Round 14 in Las Vegas, just missing the podium on Sunday's race with a fifth-place finish.

TRAXXAS/Red Bull's Mitchell DeJong Clinches Seventh Championship
Mitchell DeJong cleaned house during the 2011 Lucas Oil Off-Road Arizona Regional Series (ASCC) by clinching his seventh career championship in only five years. With four wins and two second-place finishes, DeJong showed the world that the No. 1 plate belongs on the TRAXXAS/Red Bull DeJong SuperKart.

With 14 rounds in the history books, DeJong has accumulated the most Kart Modified wins (6) and most podiums (11) this season. He found himself in three tough finishing positions this year and has been trading leader points position all year with a fellow DeJong SuperKart racer.

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