The "Radiac Maniac" leaves Ohio Short of an event win
NORWALK, Ohio- Current IHRA national points dominator, Mitch Stott and the Radiac Abrasives crew left the 26th Annual Sunoco World Nationals presented by PPG Automotive after second round of elimination's.
North Carolina native Mitch Stott secured the No. 2 position in the field sailing down the quarter-mile to a 6.35/224.8 after the first round of qualifying. "We damaged a piston on that run," explained Stott, "we feel confident that once the engine is repaired, coupled with a weather change tonight, that we should be able to improve those numbers."
Second round of qualifying produced an excellent 6.28/225.41placing team Radiac in the No. 1 position in the field.
Third round of qualifying produced similar results as the previous run; Stott piloted the supercharged 63' Corvette to top end with a 220.127.116.11. " We ran well considering the weather," says Radiac Abrasives President Dave Pryor.
The final round of qualifying produced a 18.104.22.168 securing the No. 3 position for the "Radiac Maniac." "We are ready for race day. Everything went well with that last pass," stated Stott, "we believe that we have a solid base for tomorrow."
First round of elimination's produced a 6.27/225.9, launching the team into the second round. "Our combination coupled with Mitch's driving skills took us to the next round," explained tuner Jimmy Rector.
However, the second round of elimination's proved destructive for the Radiac crew. The car launched hard and appeared to be on a promising run. Yet, at the 1000 ft. mark the tires lost traction and forced Stott to pedal the car to top end. Unfortunately, Stott lost the round. "The transmission seemed to be the problem for this run. We were pushing a lot of power and the tires just broke free," explained Rector.
Despite the upset, team Radiac is looking forward to competing in the NHRA/AMS Staff Leasing Pro Modified exhibition held during the 26th Annual Mac Tools U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis, Ind. then on to the IHRA 8th Annual Amalie Oil North American Nationals held in Boston, Mass.
Currently, Stott and team Radiac are placed No. 1 in the IHRA Points standings with a healthy 612 and placed in the No. 2 position in the AMS Staff Leasing Pro Modified Exhibition events held in the NHRA sanctioned events, with a mighty 1421. For more information on Mitch Stott and team Radiac visit www.mitchstott.com.