RPM Magazine February 2023 Mini

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How many times have you heard this before?

“This car was supposed to be my ‘fun’ streetcar that I occasionally grudge raced every now and then”. Introducing 2022 NMRA Limited Street Champion, Samantha Moore and her 2014 Ford Mustang GT, California Special.

“The first time I ever took a car down the track was in my Camaro in spring of 2011 and I was instantly hooked!” Moore exclaimed. Since that point she would race a number of different “for fun” events with both the Camaro and her Mustang, but particularly enjoyed grudge/ no ET formats. By 2017 Samantha decided to settle down (a bit anyway) and raced her first NMRA event in Fall 2017 with the Mustang in “Super Stang” and actually got her NHRA license completed and signed at that event as well. Feeling a pull towards series action, in 2018 she raced 4 events in the NMRA and then moved onto Limited Street for 2019. In her first year she was able to attend 4 out of 6 races in that class, but made it to all 5 in 2020 and hasn’t missed a race since.

Body-wise, this wicked 7-second Mustang still looks like it did when it rolled out of the showroom, well almost. It’s an Oxford White original California Special with Shelby GT500 front fascia. A custom fabricated drag wing and Harwood cowl hood were also added to the mix.

As Samantha’s journey progressed from Super Stang into heads-up racing in Limited Street she has certainly run into her fair share of memorable moments. “There have been so many crazy things that have happened with this car…whether it be the highest highs during crazy wins we accomplished or the lowest of lows, like in Atlanta 2020 when we broke the transmission right before round 1 of elimi-

nations.”  Samantha borrowed a transmission from the team over at Holbrook Racing and replaced it in the pits on a set of jack-stands in the middle of a severe thunderstorm. Through relentless determination, they swapped it just in time to be called back to the lanes.

Fast forward to November 2021, Sammie and her crew decided to compete at the annual Mod Motor Nationals at South Georgia Motorsports Park.

Sammie Moore’s 2014 Boosted Coyote Ford Mustang GT/CS

“We showed up with a D1X ProCharger setup on the car and were experiencing boost issues.”  The first night, they changed the intake manifold from the Holley Race Sniper to the Cobra Jet to combat the problem but continued to have issues the next day. The Saturday night before the next day’s eliminations, they changed the entire car to a 2.65L VMP Gen3R TVS blower combination. They worked until the wee hours of the morning and won the All Blower Pro class the next day with an untested setup and tune.

Results

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These aluminum roller rockers are excellent for use with Trick Flow and other aftermarket heads, plus factory Ford heads, too. They feature heat-treated CNCmachined bodies, premium needle-bearing fulcrums, roller tips, and a machined relief for improved valve spring clearance. Sold in sets of 16 with polylocks.

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