THE MOJAVE MILE
The Mojave Mile is a standing 1 mile Run that takes place at the Mojave Airport on one of the two mile long runways. Race day was a very cool, windy day with some light rains causing minimal delays. Cross winds and cold track made handling an issue for all. The Rains Cobra Jet immediately established itself as one of the fastest cars and the only car that ran over 180 mph with no spoiler or splitter. Very impressive first outing and the team was told it was the world's fastest FR500 Cobra Jet Mustang with John's 182.9 mph clocking. The team used a new APR Performance Hood from their good friends at Scott Drake Muscle Cars. They added a set of new Brisk spark plugs with the trick Sniper coils and some Re d Line Lubricants. The team tested the CJ at Willow Springs before the event thanks to the bulletproof Currie 9" road race rear end and the Eibach Performance Coil Springs. After all, Ford created this car for drag racing only and is based off of a v-6 chassis and brakes with a Ford GT Supercharged 5.4 engine. Kaufmann Racing called on Bruce Griggs for some components & advise. After the event the team agreed they can make it a lot faster, but it was a great first effort all put together in less than two weeks.