Saturday, November 9, 2013
Jim Brown Puts NMCA Super Street 10.5 On Warning; Runs 6.36 at just 211 mph in testing
Last month Jim Brown eased back into the hot-seat of his 2001 Mustang GT when he unloaded a 4.31 checkout pass at Gateway International Raceway. After battling engine troubles with his 550ci big-block Ford Hemi engine, he teamed up with CNC Motorsports to get it sorted out and ready for serious action. Brown has a ProCharger F-3R centrifugal supercharger bolted to the front of his Hemi bullet and with the engine troubles behind him, Brown was ready to unleash the 2,600 hp we all know that thing makes. We are happy to report that the entire NMCA Super Street 10.5 category has been put on notice after a recent test session at Gateway. Brown dropped a sick 6.36 at just 211 mph (lifted 5.5 seconds into the run) that came by way of a 1.09 60-foot and 4.18 at 181 mph 1/8-mile during the run.
“It actually rattled the tires a bit so it felt like all the other passes,” stated Brown as the excitement in his voice was quite apparent. He continued, “it got out around 300-400 feet and picked the front end up and that’s when I thought it was gonna be a decent run. I never expected a .36 pass and figured it was a high 40 to low 50—maybe. I was obviously pretty stoked when I saw the 6.36.” The run makes him the second quickest Outlaw 10.5 style centrifugally supercharged car in the world, behind another ProCharger front-runner, Doug Sikora. Brown was quick to credit a lot of folks for his milestone run; on top of the list is Ryan Micke, brother of NMCA Super Street 10.5 record holder and point’s leader Mark Micke, Hank Dingfelder, Cliff Williams, Marc Beilman, Tim Bradham, M&M Transmissions, ProCharger, and of course Brown’s wife and family for putting up with his horsepower madness!