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VORTECH outlaw 8.5 Racing Engine Services 2016 Contenders

DRIVER: Joe Gallagher

CLASS: Vortech Superchargers Outlaw 8.5

TEAM NAME: Dyno Edge

HOMETOWN: Albuquerque, New Mexico

CAR: 1986 Mustang

ENGINE COMBO: SBF/ Turbo

BEST ET & MPH: 4.89 / 150

SPONSORS: Dyno Edge, Pettis Performance, Mikes Transmissions, PTC, Bodyworks by R &C and Yearwood Performance

SPECIAL THANKS TO: My wife for putting up with all the time I spend on the car. Chirs Groves, Jason Pettis,Past crew and hopefully future John Klem, Pete Simons & Jeremy Dumas

DRIVER: Alex Gutierrez

CLASS: Vortech Superchargers Outlaw 8.5

TEAM NAME: Big Head Motorsports

HOMETOWN: Orangevale, California

CAR: 1969 Chevy Nova

ENGINE COMBO: Toyota 2JZ 183"

BEST ET & MPH: 8.57@155 (lifted early)

SPONSORS: Big Head Motorsports, Chris Alston Chassisworks, Horsepower by Gerolamy, ATO Transmissions, Don Baumunk, TRZ Motorsports, Jim and Jimmy Berg, XRP Fittings, Meziere Enterprises & Sean at River City Differentials.

SPECIAL THANKS TO: Complete build by Big Head Motorsports of Orangevale, California

DRIVER: Vernon Pitts

CLASS: Vortech Superchargers Outlaw 8.5

HOMETOWN: Maple Valley, Washington

CAR: 1989 Saleen Mustang

ENGINE COMBO: Kenne Bell S/C 358cid SBF

BEST ET & MPH: 5.38 / 131

SPONSORS: Somers Machine

DRIVER: Derek Cooper

CLASS: Vortech Superchargers Outlaw 8.5

TEAM NAME: Homewrecker Racing

HOMETOWN: Westminster, Colorado

CAR: 1989 Ford Mustang

ENGINE COMBO: SBF / Procharged

BEST ET & MPH: 4.99 / 148

SPONSORS: P & Performance, Bachman Auto, On Track Performance, Pettis Performance, PTC Torque Converters, MagnaFuel, Procharger & JBA Tools (MAC tools distributor)

SPECIAL THANKS TO: Gayle Cooper, Scott Patten @ P & Performance, Charlie Bachman & Cliff Penick @ Bachman Auto, Jeff Godwin @ JBA Tools, Lee & Tony Stark @ On Track Performance, Alessandro Meloni, Adam Lucas, Mike Aldrich, Jason Pettis @ Pettis Performance, Robbie Ward @ Magnafuel, Sergio S. @ Procharger, Tim Owens @ PTC & so many more that have helped me along the way!!

DRIVER: Ricky Daniels

CLASS: Vortech Superchargers Outlaw 8.5

TEAM NAME: WE Racing

HOMETOWN: Albuquerque, New Mexico

CAR: Ford Mustang

ENGINE COMBO: SBF Turbo

BEST ET & MPH: 4.88 / 146

SPONSORS: The Dyno Edge Albuquerque NM, Yearwood Performance, CRT/Midwest Turbo & Precision Transmission

DRIVER: Billy Hespeler

CLASS: Vortech Superchargers Outlaw 8.5

TEAM NAME: Chassisworks

HOMETOWN: Plymouth, California

CAR: 1966 Chevelle (The Badger)

ENGINE COMBO: 598ci BBC / Nitrous

BEST ET & MPH: 4.93 / 145

SPONSORS: Chris Alston's Chassisworks, CSM Racing Engines, Hill Brothers Locksmith, Wizard Racing, Mom & Dad

SPECIAL THANKS TO: Chris Alston Jr, Lance Clontz, Bryian Hill, Theo Dec, Fast Freddy, My Family, Christina, Katelynn, Zach, Kenzie and my Mom and Dad

DRIVER: Ben Davidow

CLASS: Vortech Superchargers Outlaw 8.5

TEAM NAME: Team Temporary

HOMETOWN: San Mateo, California

CAR: 1995 Mustang

ENGINE COMBO: SBF / Turbo

BEST ET & MPH: 4.91 / 151mph

SPONSORS: Dave's Engine Machining, Enterprise Motorsports, Big Stuff 3, Turbos Direct, Billet Atomizer Racing Injectors & Mark David Corporation,

SPECIAL THANKS TO: Natasha my wife for the support, Angie and Mike Bolla, David Timmons, Turbo Todd, F-Russ and JayL

DRIVER: Brian Greenberg

CLASS: Vortech Superchargers Outlaw 8.5

TEAM NAME: #Sleeper8.5

HOMETOWN: Valencia, California

CAR: 1964 Fairlane

ENGINE COMBO: 427 Nitrous

BEST ET & MPH: 4.82 / 148

SPONSORS: #Sleeper8.5 and Richard Photo Lab

SPECIAL THANKS TO: Thanks to Bennett Racing, Paul Bartlett, Dan the Man and the whole race community that have helped me along the way.

DRIVER: Darce Laws

CLASS: Vortech Superchargers Outlaw 8.5

TEAM NAME: ELE Racing

HOMETOWN: Casper, Wyoming

CAR: 1965 Oldsmobile 442

ENGINE COMBO: 400ci / 94mm Turbo

BEST ET & MPH: 5.07 / 142

SPONSORS: Moser Engine Service, HP Motorsports & ELE Racing

DRIVER: Walter Poyner

CLASS: Vortech Superchargers Outlaw 8.5

TEAM NAME: Twisted Racing

HOMETOWN: Castle Rock, Washington

CAR: 1993 Mustang Convertible

ENGINE COMBO: 376ci SBF / Supercharged

SPONSORS: Kenne Bell

SPECIAL THANKS TO: Laurie

DRIVER: Sherry Rohr

CLASS: Vortech Superchargers Outlaw 8.5

TEAM NAME: Castagno Racing

HOMETOWN: Ethel, Washington

CAR: 1968 Camaro

ENGINE COMBO: 604 BBC / Single Stage Nitrous

BEST ET & MPH: 5.26 / 137mph

SPONSORS: Key Trucking, KLH Construction, Morice Engineering & Lower Columbia Occupational Health

SPECIAL THANKS TO: My Crew.... Craig Castagno, Jack Stutler, Shawna Stutler, Sierra Rohr, Paige Castagno, Jim Rowoldt, Shane Workman, Larry Parker and all the fans who come out every weekend to support this amazing sport!!!

DRIVER: Matthew Daeseleer

CLASS: Vortech Superchargers Outlaw 8.5

TEAM NAME: El Camino Mafia

HOMETOWN: North Hills, California

CAR: El Camino

ENGINE COMBO: 550ci BBC

SPONSORS: Hand Crafted Hot Rods and Fab, Hoist House Tarver, Dustin Lee Racing Engines, Quik Latches, Mike's Transmission & Pro Torque Converter

SPECIAL THANKS TO: Wife and kids...David Stavrinou, Jeremy and Amanda Daeseleer

DRIVER: Heather Lenore

CLASS: Vortech Superchargers Outlaw 8.5

TEAM NAME: 5-door Lenore Racing

HOMETOWN: Huntington Beach, California

CAR: 1978 Malibu Wagon

ENGINE COMBO: BBC/Nitrous

BEST ET & MPH: 5.06 / 141 (prior to car diet)

SPONSORS: Griffith Racing, Pettis Performance, Nitrous Supply, Freddy's Fab Works and Casa Customs

SPECIAL THANKS TO: Bob Griffith, Chris Costanza, Eric Justesen, Freddy Bueno and Mike Hayden

DRIVER: Andrew Osborne

CLASS: Vortech Superchargers Outlaw 8.5

HOMETOWN: Wheat Ridge, Colorado

CAR: 1991 Ford Mustang

ENGINE COMBO: SBF / Blower

BEST ET & MPH: 4.92 / 148 in Denver (Mile High)

SPONSORS: Vortech Superchargers and Finish Line Automotive & Performance

SPECIAL THANKS TO: Vortech Superchargers, Gibtec Pistons, Madcap Racing Engines, MagnaFuel, Ultimate Converter Concepts, Moran Racing Engines, The Supercharger Store, BES Racing Engines, Mark Williams, Dakota Parts Warehouse & Afco Racing...... Mom, Dad & Taylor, you guys are the best! Thanks Heather & Mel with photo credit thanks to Steve "BIG SHOT" Carlton

CLASS: Vortech Superchargers Outlaw 8.5

DRIVER: Trey Boothe

TEAM NAME: WE Racing

HOMETOWN: Albuquerque, New Mexico

CAR: Purple Mustang

ENGINE COMBO: Mod Motor Turbo

BEST ET & MPH: 5.0@144

SPONSORS: The Dyno Edge, Yearwood Performance, Sherbring Racing, Ultra Carbon, MMR & Mikes Transmission.

SPECIAL THANKS TO: My amazing wife, Joe, Jonathon, Chris and the entire WE racing crew!!

DRIVER: Scott Lewis

CLASS: Vortech Superchargers Outlaw 8.5

TEAM NAME: Lewis Racing

HOMETOWN: Albuquerque, New Mexico

CAR: 1971 Chevelle "Frog"

ENGINE COMBO: N2O / SBC

BEST ET & MPH: 5.22 / 134

SPONSORS: The Dyno Edge, Yearwood Performance, Booth Racing & Sherbring Racing

SPECIAL THANKS TO: Ron Booth, Chris Groves, Mike Sherbring, Jim Costa, Krusty Ramsey & Artis Houston

DRIVER: Jon McGovern

CLASS: Vortech Superchargers Outlaw 8.5

TEAM NAME: Red Barn Racing

HOMETOWN: Woodland, California

CAR: 1995 Chevy S-10 "Bad Apple"

ENGINE COMBO: Nitrous / SBC

BEST ET & MPH: 5.26 / 136

SPONSORS: Fearless Gear, California Street Machine, Spec-rite Torque Converters, Broward Builders, PT Welding, Wizards Of Nitrous & Schroeder's Transportation

SPECIAL THANKS TO: The Red Barn Racing Crew and Families

DRIVER: Scott Ray

CLASS: Vortech Superchargers Outlaw 8.5

TEAM NAME: Disruptive Ride's

HOMETOWN: Campbell, California

CAR: 1973 Camaro

ENGINE COMBO: 406ci SBC

BEST ET & MPH: 5:30 / 132

SPONSORS: Disruptive Ride's, Garden of Eden & Race Engine Systems

SPECIAL THANKS TO: My Racing Family.

DRIVER: Craig Stringfellow

CLASS: Vortech Superchargers Outlaw 8.5

TEAM NAME: WE Racing

HOMETOWN: Rio Rancho, New Mexico

CAR: 1990 Ford Mustang

ENGINE COMBO: 392ci / Single Turbo

BEST ET & MPH: 5.0 / 143

SPONSORS: The Dyno Edge, Percision Transmission's, Yearwood Performance & Street Customs Auto Body

DRIVER: Tim Schmackpfeffer

CLASS: Vortech Superchargers Outlaw 8.5

HOMETOWN: Hesperia, California

CAR: 1991 Ford Mustang LX

ENGINE COMBO: 423ci SBF / N20

BEST ET & MPH: 5.00 / 140

SPECIAL THANKS TO: Roger Banton, Mark Washington, John Fields and Artis Houston

DRIVER: Anthony "BIG WORM" Smith

CLASS: Vortech Superchargers Outlaw 8.5

HOMETOWN: Los Angeles, California

CAR: 1993 mustang

ENGINE COMBO: Turbocharged SBF

BEST ET & MPH: 4.81 / 151

SPONSORS: Hot Rod Performance, Turbos Direct, Funkhouser Racecars, Hughes Transmission, Sander Racing Wheels & Best Ever Waterproofing

SPECIAL THANKS TO: My crew, especially Doug! Yoshi, Wayne, Chad @ CM Racing, and the other Chad @ Blackshire Fabrication and those A** Holes from Team Temporary and Armen 57 Maghdessian

DRIVER: Haley James

CLASS: Vortech Superchargers Outlaw 8.5

TEAM NAME: Hellion Turbo....The B Team

HOMETOWN: Albuquerque, New Mexico

CAR: The Copper Car

ENGINE COMBO: Coyote with a T4 Turbo and Air to Air Cooler

BEST ET & MPH: 4.92 / 141

SPONSORS: MMR, Precision Turbo, Dyno Edge, Behind Bars Race Cars, Yearwood, Bassani, Diablo Sport, MSD & UPR

SPECIAL THANKS TO: My crew.

DRIVER: Jim DiMaggio

CLASS: Vortech Superchargers Outlaw 8.5

HOMETOWN: Castro Valley, California

CAR: 1971 Pontiac Firebird

ENGINE COMBO: 535ci Pontiac

BEST ET & MPH: 5.37 / 132

SPECIAL THANKS TO: My wife Katie for all her support and patience

DRIVER: Erick Aldrich

CLASS: Vortech Superchargers Outlaw 8.5

TEAM NAME: Aldrich Family Racing

HOMETOWN: Oceanside, California

CAR: 1972 Ford Maverick

ENGINE COMBO: 427 Ford / Procharger F1X-10.5

BEST ET & MPH: 4.88 . 149mph

SPONSORS: Pettis Performance, Procharger & Calvert Racing

SPECIAL THANKS TO: Jason at Pettis Performance, Sergio at Procharger, John Calvert, Big Worm Racing &  Mike Aldrich

DRIVER: Dan Saitz

CLASS: Vortech Superchargers Outlaw 8.5

TEAM NAME: Hyperformance Motorsports

HOMETOWN: Fenton, Missouri

CAR: 1988 Ford Mustang

ENGINE COMBO: 400" Small Block Ford

BEST ET & MPH: 4.81 / 153

SPONSORS: Hyperformance Motorsports, TCI Transmissions, FAST, Precision Turbo, Weldon Racing & ACP Race Cars (Hot Springs, AR)

SPECIAL THANKS TO: Connie Saitz, Jim Saitz, Jason Hoard, Greg Bell, Auston Pasquith, Doug Edwards, Corey Stephens and Jimmy Smith.

DRIVER: Mike Hatch

CLASS: Vortech Superchargers Outlaw 8.5

TEAM NAME: The Dyno Edge

HOMETOWN: Farmington, New Mexico

CAR: 2016 Mustang GT

ENGINE COMBO: 302ci Hellion Twin Turbo

BEST ET & MPH: 5.55 / 128

SPECIAL THANKS TO: The Dyno Edge Chris Groves, Matt Sturgen, Hellion John Urist, Watson Racing, Performance Racing Transmissions, JPC Racing & Gforce 1320.

DRIVER: Frank Varela

CLASS: Vortech Superchargers Outlaw 8.5

TEAM NAME: B-Team

HOMETOWN: Albuquerque, New Mexico

CAR: The Flying Beer Can

ENGINE COMBO: MMR Coyote 5.0

BEST ET & MPH: 4.92 / 146

SPONSORS: Hellion Turbo Systems, MMR, Precision Turbo, Yearwood Speed and Custom, Dyno Edge, UPR, Turbo Smart, MSD, Diablo Sport and Bassani

SPECIAL THANKS TO: All the people who help make this happen.

DRIVER: Rick Hatch

CLASS: Vortech Superchargers Outlaw 8.5

HOMETOWN: Riverside, California

CAR: 1991 Mustang

ENGINE COMBO: 413ci SBF / Supercharged Vortech XB 105

BEST ET & MPH: New combo

SPONSORS: None at the moment

SPECIAL THANKS TO: My son Kevin

DRIVER: Corey Stephens

CLASS: Vortech Superchargers Outlaw 8.5

TEAM NAME: Racing for Broke

HOME TOWN: Wentzville, Missouri

CAR: 1988 Mustang

ENGINE COMBO: SBF / Nitrous

BEST ET & MPH: 4.85 / 146

SPONSORS: Beilman Fabracation Marc & Cindy Beilman, MS3 Pro Jerry Hoffman, John Black & Scott Clark Fuel Injector Development Tom Sewell

Nagel Performance Brad Nagel, Hyperformance Motorsports Dan & Connie Saitz, Fuelab Brian Piatz & Rob Scharfenberg, Neal Performance Innovations Kevin Neal, PSCA Mel & Heather Roth, MX235 Jordan Grunwald, Chucks Metal Buildings Ray & Chuck Parsons, Emilees Race for a cure & The Hurt Family

SPECIAL THANKS TO: My Wife Angie for helping me do this. My Crew guys Doug Edwards, Jimmy Smith, Chris Gosch & Brad Nagel. All my Sponsors for there support & The Race Promoters for putting these races on.

DRIVER: Ryan Hoskins

CLASS: Vortech Superchargers Outlaw 8.5

HOMETOWN: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

CAR: 1963 Chevy Nova Wagon

ENGINE COMBO: URE SBC N2O

BEST ET & MPH: New Combo / Tire

SPECIAL THANKS TO: Chris Uratchko & Craig Eklund my Crew Chief

DRIVER: Krusty Ramsey

CLASS: Outlaw 8.5

TEAM NAME: Peckham Mafia/Wolfpack Racing

HOME TOWN: Peckham, Colorado

CAR: 1978 Malibu

ENGINE COMBO: Big bore three twenny seven on the nawwwwzz

BEST ET & MPH: 4.72 / 149

SPONSORS: Atlas Performance, BES, FastLane Nitrous, UltraCarbon, M&M Transmissions, Ultimate Convertors, SRJ Racecars, Kenny Bennett, Hyperaktive OJO, Roger Precision Turbo, Menscer Shocks, Black Top Hobbies, Kennedy Racecars, Johnny Kenville and Visa.

SPECIAL THANKS TO: Corey Mitrovic, Bret Bowers, Jason Gonzales, Tony Bischoff, Robert Lane and The Wolfpack

DRIVER: Travis Hetrick

CLASS: Vortech Superchargers Outlaw 8.5

HOMETOWN: Modesto, California

CAR: 1988 Mustang

ENGINE COMBO: Nitrous Small Block

BEST ET & MPH: 4s / 150ish

SPECIAL THANKS TO: Everybody that helps keep this car going every race!

DRIVER: Freddy Bueno

CLASS: Vortech Superchargers Outlaw 8.5

TEAM NAME: Freddy's Fab Workz / The DOUBLEBACKERZ!!

HOMETOWN: Lakewood, California.

CAR: 1963 NOVA "The Wild Pumpkin"

ENGINE COMBO: 377 SBC on da Nuzz!!!

BEST ET & MPH: 5 teenz... 14sumthin...

SPONSORS: Harbor Industrial Crane Service, Freddy's Fab Workz, American Crematory & Boss Man Suppliers.

SPECIAL THANKS TO: Harbor Industrial Crane Service, BES Racing Engines, Calvert Racing, Induction Solutions, Unlimited Products, Mencer Motorsport, ProTorque, Mike Saiki, Waheidi, Garry, Kevin, Sergio and everyone that supports our program.. Thank you!!

DRIVER: George Raygoza

CLASS: Vortech Superchargers Outlaw 8.5

TEAM NAME: Vantol / Raygoza Racing

HOMETOWN: Orland, California

CAR: 1968 Chevrolet Nova

ENGINE COMBO: 582ci BBC / Nitrous

BEST ET & MPH: 4.87 / 149

SPONSORS: AES Racing Engines, Hughes Performance, Reeds Auto Body, Calvert Racing, John's Tire & Muffler, NGK Spark Plugs, TD Dairy, Worm Racing & Santhuff Suspension.

SPECIAL THANKS TO: Case,Tom & Dan Vantol, Armen Maghdessian & Jeff Young.

DRIVER: Kevin Keller

CLASS: Vortech Superchargers Outlaw 8.5

HOMETOWN: South San Francisco, California

CAR: 1964 Nova

ENGINE COMBO: 357ci SBC / F1r ProCharger

BEST ET & MPH: 5.15 / 139

SPONSORS: Dave's Engine Machining & Gotelli Speed Shop

SPECIAL THANKS TO: Angie and Dave for great engine work, Ted, Joe And Mario for help with parts, Joe D., for help at the shop, and my Dad for all the help always.

2015 Contenders

DRIVER: Wally Friedlander

CLASS: Vortech Superchargers Outlaw 8.5

TEAM NAME: Team Friedlander Racing

HOMETOWN: Olympia, Washington

CAR: 1987 Mustang

ENGINE COMBO: BBC / Nitrous

BEST ET & MPH: 4.98 / 145

SPONSORS: Slick Rick Racing Heads.

SPECIAL THANKS TO: My crew - wife, Momi for writing the checks and feeding everybody, son, Shawn for keeping everyone on point, Derek Losey for the fab work and tuning, Aundray Jackson for the paint and crew work, Rick Conley Sr, and my son-in-law Eddie Cross (RIP) for watching over us.