Bruce Mullins Racing Off to Slow Start at Darlington

Bruce Mullins Racing got off to a promising, but aborted start at the IHRA Winternationals in Darlington, South Carolina. The team showed promise on its first qualifying pass, running 6.32 seconds at 218 mph on a soft tune up. This placed the War...

Bruce Mullins Racing got off to a promising, but aborted start at the IHRA Winternationals in Darlington, South Carolina. The team showed promise on its first qualifying pass, running 6.32 seconds at 218 mph on a soft tune up. This placed the War Horse Mustang in the 12th qualifying position. Unfortunately, the gremlins that plagued the team at the end of 1999 returned in the next qualifying session. On the first burnout Friday, the motor went lean and blew out the burst panel. Despite the help of many fellow racers, the team could not find the problem. They elected instead to skip the last session to prevent any possible further damage to the engine. Immediate plans are to send the entire fuel system, lines, pump, and injector off to have it placed on a flow bench to hopefully find the problem. As long as internal engine damage is minimal, the team still plans to attend the IHRA Holley Spring Nationals at Rockingham Dragway in Rockingham, North Carolina, from April 7 to 9. Bruce and Pattie Mullins wish to thank all those who lent a hand in trying to find the fuel lean-out problem, including Sam Leland, Mike Preslar, and Bobby Baucom.

Fans of the War Horse Racing Team can find continuous updates on the team's 2000 season at www.brucemullins.com.

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Drivers Bruce Mullins