Highlights: The BangShift Turbosmart Pro Mod Shootout


Turbosmart was proud to partner with BangShift to sponsor part of the 2015 Street Car Super Nationals at Las Vegas. The BangShift Turbosmart Pro Mod Shootout kicked off proceedings for the event, and saw some of the fastest Pro Mod machines in the country, many Turbosmart-equipped, battle it out in an adrenaline filled night on the drag strip.

Track temperatures dropped rapidly after the sun went down, leaving those with later runs with traction difficulties on the cold track, meaning they could not reach their full potential.

Troy Coughlin was the winner of the Pro Mod Shootout, with his C7 Corvette setting the quickest pass of the night, with a 5.68 at 268 mph. Equipped with Turbosmart PowerGate wastegates, the yellow bullet was truly a rocket on the track.

John Mihovetz cemented his position as the fastest Modular-engined car in the world, with his 4.6-liter Turbosmart-equipped Mustang laying down a 5.88 at 251 mph. The Lucas Oil/Accufab Mustang was already the fastest Ford Modular-engined car when it had run a best time of 5.92, so this new personal best ensures that any challenger to the title of world’s fastest Modular will have their work cut out.

There were some familiar faces, with the Turbos Direct team bringing their US Nationals Pro Mod-winning Camaro out to play.

It was good to see some Aussie metal to go with Turbosmart’s Australian roots. Clint Hairston’s Turbosmart-equipped Pontiac GTO was a different kind of muscle to the kind usually prevalent in the Pro Mod world.

Dale Pedersen’s 1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo was something we don’t often see in Pro Mod, but it was awesome nonetheless.

Kevin Fiscus has collected plenty of trophies in his Turbosmart-equipped Mustang, but the shootout track conditions were not in his favor.

Turbosmart and BangShift each contributed some cash to be awarded to the winner. Congratulations to all the Team Turbosmart drivers who competed and showed the crowds what they’re made of.


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