West Virginia Chapter Director /
MA Drag Race Team Coordinator
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Hedgesville, WV
Joel Benders Thunderchicken 12.71 @ 107.77
Its been a while since Joel has been in our presence but his Dad Rick has been on a mission to put Joel's T-Bird in the 12's. That had been a goal Joel wanted before he passed.
Sunday, Rick piloted the bird to a first ever 12.75 @ 107.2 then subsequently followed that up with another pass of 12.71 @ 107.77 before eliminating himself from the Cougar/TBird bracket class at this years JBMN SB-10/Mason Dixon ALL Ford event. I don't think anyone could have been happier that day. I know Rick was ecstatic!
I also want to throw a thank you out to all those who just recently got the car tuned and performed some of the other small repairs to the car. It looked and ran great.
I know Rick was very proud to have accomplished the goal and to have done it in the presence of so many MN12 Friends and members at the JBMN SB-10th Anniversary Weekend.
Congrats to Rick and Harriet for attaining the goal Joel had so wanted to achieve.
1996 Cougar XR7 Special Edition (Street & Strip)
"There's a bad, built NA 4.6L COMING Spring-Summer 2018"
Elite member of the Halfshaft snapping, Auburn eating, Tranny crunching, Piston Melting, Tire lifting, 500+ lb ft Torque Club.
Cougar ET-Stock 4.6 shortblock/Stock PI headswap Bullitt NA 12.94 @ 105+
Nitrous 11.75 @ 114 MPH
2008 Ford Powerstroke 6.4 TT F250 4X4 Supercrew: 12.82 @ 105 MPH
"IN MEMORY OF MY FRIENDS JOEL BENDER 1979-2006", JOHNNY LANGTON 1975-2011, and MICHAEL VIVERETTE 1953-2013"