Making a Statement
Route 66 Raceway, Joliet IL • 7-15-2013
For the third time this year it has come down to the two AmeriGas / Metro Lawn sponsored Dragsters powered by propane. Susan Roush McClenaghan and her teammate Donnie Bowles were the last two to go head to head at the 8th Annual NMCA/NMRA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing in Joliet IL at the historic Route 66 Raceway. Down to the wire, Susan beat out Donnie, winning her third race of the year with two of these wins against her teammate Donnie Bowles.
The first race of this 2013 season in Bradenton, FL started off almost identical to the last race of the 2012 season – and this race. Teammates Susan Roush McClenaghan and Donnie Bowles were the last two standing – knowing only one would take home the win at this year’s 8th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA / NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing. This race would be Susan’s turn to reach the finish line first.
Susan is running a new engine this year. Her2010 Roush Stage 3 Ford Mustang has a new Ford “Coyote” engine bored to 311 c.i.d. with a Roush Supercharger along with a Roush Clean Tech Liquid Propane Injection System all which generates in excess of 880 horsepower. Susan ran a 9.5 at 143.26 MPH in a ¼ mile, Donnie ran a 9.9 at 127.41 MPH. The entire race team was impressed with the performance of this engine as Susan “smoked” the field.
The competition uses a variety of Race Fuels www.racegas.comthat are produced through a variety of processes. When asked why the Roush Drag Team chose Propane as their choice to power their racecars, Susan said, “in our testing Propane compared to the different racing fuels, we achieved the same amount of torque and power that was achieved from other racing fuels.” Susan also said, “With Propane being an American Fuel and producing fewer emissions was the deciding factors.”
AmeriGas www.amerigas.com is the Nation’s largest Propane Company serving over 2 million residential, commercial, agriculture and motor fuel customers from over 1200 locations in all 50 states.
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