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Ridge Runner III

In my opinion, the most impressive part of this year's races was Ridge Runner's performance in Saturday's Gold Heat race. It ran a 6-lap average of 477 mph, with its fastest lap at 489 mph! Giving the super-'stangs a run for their money.

 

10 months out of the year, Ridge Runner is a stock P-51D. But during race week, RR has a monster of a Merlin, shortened wing-tips, and a modified radiator intake. However, it's still a relatively stock-looking mustang when compared to Voodoo, Strega, and Dago Red.

 

I had a blast watching Dan Martin and Ridge Runner keep the highly-modified racers on their toes. I can't wait to see them do it again next year!

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Taken on September 13, 2009