Racing: The Inside Scoop from Driving to Engineering
Brad McAllister, the 2019 Trans Am 2 West Coast Champion, will talk about his Trans Am 2 Mustang currently on display at World of Speed. He’ll also share tips on how to get started in racing at any age, from 4-year-old kids to adults in their 80s. This is a great chance to learn about how his team, along with local sponsors Dick’s MacKenzie Ford and K1speed, will be using the car for numerous promotional events to raise funds and awareness for the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).
For over 50 years the Trans Am Racing Series Muscle Car Challenge has been home for many on-track battles between the Ford Mustang, Dodge Challenger, and Chevy Camaro. 2019 was no exception, when only a three-point margin at the season’s end gave Mustang #24 the West Coast Trans Am Championship, with local Portland driver Brad McAllister behind the wheel.
This Mustang has a winning heritage, sitting on the top step of the podium following races at Portland, COTA, Laguna Seca, Willow Springs, and Thunderhill during the 2017-2019 seasons. Brad’s 351ci Ford Racing motor puts out over 500hp, even with a significant restrictor. It can reach top speeds of over 170 mph, G forces in excess of 2 Gs, and has no ABS or traction control, with a cockpit nearing 150 degrees.
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