Kennedy’s “Shop Car” Dragster
This summer Kennedy’s Dynotune has been racing the rear engine dragster pictured above. This short wheel base (185″) beast is owned by Rich Krause aka “Doc” and sponsored by Kennedy’s Dynotune. This year it has been running strong in both the 1/4 and 1/8th mile. At a recent Empire Dragway Top Dragster event we ran a best ever 1/8 mile of 4.208 @ 167mph. This pass allowed us to qualify second in a fast field.
The shop car has been built by Kennedy’s from a Land Shark chassis and has a 572cid big block Chevy engine, Dart block and heads, Kennedy’s custom cam, Electromotive digital fuel injection and ignition system, ProCharger F2 supercharger, Powerglide transmission and a 9 inch Ford rear end. Kennedy’s built and tested the engine and engineered, installed, and tuned the injection system and blower installation. ProFormance in Rochester did the machine work. You can see the car run at Empire Dragway in Leicester NY on most Friday nights or weekends during the season. Feel free to visit the Kennedy’s crew in the pits and talk over your high performance needs.
September 2016 Update – In late May Doc ran a best ever of 6.58 at 206 mph in the 1/4. Last week the car ran 4.22 at 168 mph in the 1/8th mile. While the shop car is getting some love our Hemi race car will be out again before the snow falls as well!
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