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YOU CAN HAVE CONFIDENCE AT THE STARTING LINE KNOWING THAT DECADES OF EXPERIENCE IN SOME OF THE WORLDS FASTEST AND QUICKEST CARS USE PROTORQUE TO GET THE JOB DONE
DISCOVERY CHANNELS JEFF LUTZ HAS BEEN A LONG TIME CUSTOMER AND TEAM PROTORQUE MEMBER WAY BEFORE THE TV HYPE. WHEN HE WAS BACK IN THE NMCA AND RUNNING HOT ROD DRAG WEEK HE WAS USING OUR PRODUCTS
Tom Bailey Wins HOT ROD Drag Week 2022 to become America’s Fastest Street Car
The best in the business!!! After 5,000 plus hard miles, I figured it was time to send it all in for a check up, all came back without an issue. Carl Rossler (Rossler Trans) did some updates and said it would of been fine for another 5k, Joe Rivera (Pro Torque) said it looked like new still, and Rick Johnson (Gear Vendors) did a few updates as well but said it was all still in great shape. Just a few things these parts have been through… Drove and raced the Rocky Mountains, won Drag Week, been all over Detroit, and the hardest on these parts was when we won Roadkill nights on Woodward, the car ran 5- 1/8 mile mile passes in 30 minutes and 3 of the passes happened without ever turning the car off, that was the truest test of a street car that I have ever seen.
NOVEMBER 22 World’s Quickest Small-Block Car On Radials Is Ford Powered. While the car is known for making close to the 3-second eighth mile passes, its quarter-mile run is the one to snag the world’s quickest title after securing a 6.03 pass! The Ford powered small-block is now the world’s quickest small-block powered car on radials.
Dallas Buchanan had a strong showing over the weekend with his 2000 Pontiac Firebird with an impressive new elapsed time record of 3.88-seconds in Limited Drag Radial which marked him as the first (and only) driver to break into the 3.8-second zone.
Keith Rhea clicked off a class-leading 6.506 at 213.57 mph blast to qualify number one in the Warriors category with his 2004 Mustang Cobra, but ran even quicker – despite lifting – with a 6.457 at 206 mph pass during pre-race testing which set the Modular-powered Ford quarter-mile doorslammer world record.
Bumblebee 2.0 Clocks 3.59 On Drag Radials In Darlington Test WITH EV1
Multi-time champion Joel Greathouse also had a standout season piloting the KBX Performance-backed and ProTorque-equipped car in the winner’s circle in both NMRA Renegade and NMCA Xtreme Street. In NMRA, Greathouse dominated the Renegade class winning five out of the six events on the calendar, and taking runner-up honors in the last, along with multiple number one qualifiers. Similarly, in NMCA, Greathouse won four of the six Xtreme Street events. As both the series wrapped up, Greathouse held a commanding lead in points and doubled up on the championship awards.
Congratulations to Shawn Pevlor in the KBX shop car for taking the Snowbird Nationals win with a 4.450 in the finals! #TeamKBX Pevlor is holding the NOS equipped ULTRA STREET record 4.450
Ultimate/Ultra Street, ProTorque driver – Haley James won the NO MERCY 13 race at SGMP There, James’s 2000 Mustang ran out the back door to go 4.461 at 161.11 mph and turned on the win light to make the driver the first-ever female winner of a DXP event Haley ended the year holding he ULTRA STREET record 4.449
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PROCHARCHED ULTRA STREET CAMARO
In Limited 235, Jason Riley expertly piloted his 1987 Mustang to a number one qualifying performance with a 4.930 at 143.34 mph trip. Riley then worked his way through round after round of eliminations until he wound up in the finals where his quicker and faster 4.920 at 143.40 mph captured not only the overall event win but also clinched the official title of 2022 RTRA Limited 235 season champion.
Dave Hinzman had been busy racing at Milan Dragway throughout 2022, and his ProCharged Pontiac Firebird’s tune-up was on point. Coupled with a ProTorque EVR converter spec’d out by Tom Kundrik , the combination produced enough success to enable Hinzman to take the lead in Limited Drag Radial and wrap up the season with a title to his name.
This is Alex Taylor’s. Badmaro was street driven everyday for 3 years to high school, and even then it was making over 1,200 hp! Bad is truly the definition of a street car with it’s power steering, power windows, full steel body, full interior, stereo, and oh yeah, don’t forget the A/C! Even at the weight of 3,850 pounds, Badmaro has run it’s fastest pass, piloted by Alex, of 8.35 @ 165 MPH. Badmaro is currently powered by a 427 tall deck LSX block capable of handling 2,000+ hp. Alex uses ProTorque EVX for her 4L80E trans to transfer all of that power.
THIS IS AN ICONIC SPEED RECORD CAR THAT HAS BEEN ON THE COVER OF HBOT ROD MAGAZINE FOR MANY YEARS RUNNING AS FAST AS 264 MPH
The Outlaw Street Car Shootout at Cecil County Dragway often brings out the best of the best in the region, but it was only Ronny Rhodes who got to celebrate a well-deserved 2022 Ultra Street championship thanks to his small block nitrous-powered Chevrolet Camaro and its ProTorque U9 Converter always performing exactly as expected.
2021 EXTREME STREET CHAMPION
GEO AND THE TEAM OF REAL STREET ARE LONG TIME CUSTOMERS AND CARRY A FULL LINE OF CONVERTERS. THEY EVEN COMPETED IN HOT ROD DRAG WEEK AND DRIVE THIS 1900 HP 6 SECOND / 200 MPH SUPRA OVER 1,OOO MILES ....WITH A TRAILER ON IT !!!
2022 WORLD CUP FINALS Cody Phillips was the only driver to break into the 6-second zone during Street Fighter qualifying; he topped the order with a 6.917 at 205.29 mph run from his 1994 Toyota Supra
Tony Phillips went to 2022 World Cup Finals and worked his way to an all-ProTorque final where Phillips’s 1995 Supra secured the win and the $10,000 purse with a 6.963 at 208.39 mph trip over the 7.088 at 192.17 mph pass from TEAM PROTORQUE member Louis Filippides’s 2014 Chevrolet Camaro
In the fiercely competitive world of NHRA Factory Stock Showdown racing, renowned engine builder David Barton clinched his second consecutive championship with Saw Mill Auto Chevrolet COPO Camaro. An impressive feat to do once, let alone twice in a row, Barton trusts ProTorque torque converters in his racecars and works closely with ProTorque’s engineering team to put together championship-caliber converters. Throughout the 2022 season, Barton made five final-round appearances and captured three national event wins at the NHRA Thunder Valle Nationals, the prestigious U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis, and the NHRA Nationals in Pennsylvania.
Aiden uses our bullet race converter in his very first race car.
Ryan uses our LSXT converter in his 1400 HP street truck used in Street Outlaws' Daily Driver Races.
THE INFAMOUS 9 SECOND MAN VAN
MIDWEST STREET CARS SHOP TRUCK
SHAWNS DAILY DRIVER THAT IS RACED ON THE DISCOVERY CHANNELS STREET OUTLAW USES AN LSXT CONVERTER
When legendary companies like Mickey Thompson need a converter for their test cars they use our Pro Drive converters.
Mitchell is the owner of the LSXcalade, which is a full-sized four-wheel-drive Escalade. With a new engine combination, the LSXcalade was able to run in the 9 second range
BIG CHIEF SHOP TRUCK NAMED WANDA USES OUR SM-12LS1 AND HAS THOUSANDS OF HIGH PERFORMING TROUBLE FREE MILES
September 19, 2019 – PROTORQUE PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS’ Team ProTorque racers absolutely dominated the 2019 Hot Rod Drag Week presented by Gear Vendors Overdrive with Tom Bailey taking home the overall win while also making the event’s first-ever 5-second pass, and many other racers also finding success. Bailey, who is based out of Lake Orion, Michigan, and a proud member of Team ProTorque, is no stranger to the grueling nature of the week-long event, as he had won it three times in the past already. This year, there was no denying that Bailey had the quickest and fastest street car in the country as he visited five drag strips in five days and put nearly 800 miles on his infamous twin turbo ’69 Chevy Camaro.
2011 - "Bad Brad" Brand November 2011, at Street Car Super Nationals, the race where everyone swings for the fence, "Bad Brad" Brand became the first person to make a five-second pass on 10.5 W tires with a 5.97 at 242.02 MPH in his Jon Kaase-powered, ProTorque Revolution Gen1-equipped Mustang.
2014 - Larry Larson Five-time Hot Rod Drag Week winner, Larry Larson, is no stranger to fast street-legal race cars. It's no surprise that his ProTorque Revolution Gen1-equipped S10 was the first street-legal car to break the five-second barrier with a 5.95 at 244.43 MPH at Street Car Super Nationals in 2015.
2015 - Greg Seth-Hunter In November 2015, Street Car Super Nationals was the stage for the modular Ford race to the fives. John Mihovetz got there first with a manual transmission, but Modular Motorsports Racing's Greg Seth-Hunter was right behind him, pushing his ProTorque Revolution GenX-equipped Mustang to a 5.959 at 242.45 MPH to be the first modular Ford with an automatic transmission to go fives.
2016 - Kevin "Flash" Fiscus In October 2016, Kevin Fiscus drove Josh Klugger's ProTorque EV1-equipped, stock wheelbase, fox body mustang out the back door for a quarter-mile elapsed time of 5.973 at 251.77 MPH, making it the first five-second pass in history on drag radials.
2018 - "Super Dave" Adkins Earlier this month, David Adkins ran a 5.975 at 243.11 MPH in testing before the Shakedown at the Summit. This was the first five-second quarter-mile pass by a full-bodied, LSX-powered, car in history. The twin turbo 427 cubic-inch LSX delivers five-second power to the 315 drag radials through a ProTorque EV1 torque converter.
it was just a couple of weeks ago that DRAGZINE reported on Australian drag racer Rob Campisi, who with the tuning assistance of American Mike Moran, blasted into the record books with the first five-second pass ever recorded by a turbocharged doorslammer in the land down under, lighting up the Sydney Dragway scoreboards with a 5.97 at 254.52 MPH during a test session. But that was just a prelude of what was to come. During the season opening Fuchs Australian Nationals held in Sydney this weekend, Campisi inked another milestone, becoming the first doorslammer in the world to surpass 260 MPH as he took the scenic route to an incredible 260.31 MPH blast, coupled with a 5.958-second elapsed time.
Massachusetts native Andrew DeMarco reeled off what we believe to be and what our good friends at Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels have confirmed as the first 200 mph pass on a pair of 275 Drag Radial tires in his turbocharged ’86 Ford Mustang GT with what’s being described as an “easy” 7.82 at 201 mph on a set of the new M/T Radial Pro tires at the New England Dragwa
Sal Patel Viper first IRS car in the 6s MIR 6.98 @ 207 mph 575cid V10 Twin Promod 90mm Turbos Powerglide Trans / ProTorque Converter Independent Rear Suspension Drummond Race Cars
Rick Fox’s New ODR NOS record first NOS in the 6s. Rick Fox in the flamed ODR Mustang on spray set down new record six second pass in ODR 4.43 1/8th Mile and 6.82 1/4 Mile during an April 1st test session at Maryland International Raceway.
2014 Team ProTorque is gonna end this year with a bang! Dave Hance driving Mark Wells Outlaw 10.5 Mustang lights up the score board at MIR with a 3.99! in testing! The first Outlaw 10.5 car to "unofficially" run that number! and the first time here in the states.... at 3000lbs!
Punisher Racing take tremendous pride in our vehicles and accomplishments, so naturally when Joe came to us with a new product he was working on, we were a little wary. After the very first test with the new convertor, we knew we were on to something really great. On next pass, after a few slight modifications to the tune up, WE HAD A NEW PERSONAL BEST. We picked up almost a tenth in the eighth mile. This was what we were looking for to place us in the front of the pack. Since then, the ProTorque Revolution Series convertor has helped us STAY AT THE FRONT OF THE PACK.”
“Here at Pro Line Racing, we are continuously searching for products that help our customers to be faster and more consistent. When Joe from ProTorque spoke to us about their converters, we knew he was on to something. After a few test hits, we realized that we’d been looking for a converter like that for years! The ProTorque crew always works hard to deliver the correct convertor for your specific combination. It has been a great pleasure working together with them as we continue to push the limits of Drag Racing! Instantly after bolting on the ProTorque, our cars spooled faster and consistently picked up .03-.05 on the backhalf!
“Best in the biz right here! #ProTorque triple disk 4L80 converter headed out the door for another 1000hp Oklahoma street truck!”
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