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At This Past Year's Pure Stock Drags, Records Fell As A Trio Of Power-Lifting L88s Gathered To Take A Shot At The Mountaintop
Photography by Tom Shaw
June 15, 2009
Pennington wins by 15/100 of a second.
The Penningtons' L88 timeslip tells the whole story.
Before the finals had even been run, there was grumbling about Julie's L88 not being stock.
Before the finals had even been run, there was grumbling about Julie's L88 not being stock
Terry Pennington had intended to complete the voluntary Certified Stock program earlier in the week, but could not take the time off work.
Terry Pennington had intended to complete the voluntary Certified Stock program earlier in
Instead, as soon as the last run was made, Terry and friends began pulling the L88 apart as doubters watched.
Instead, as soon as the last run was made, Terry and friends began pulling the L88 apart a
Chief Tech Inspector Scott Tiemann examined all parts, took the cam home to be measured, and even cc'd the combustion chambers, but found no trace of hanky-panky.
Chief Tech Inspector Scott Tiemann examined all parts, took the cam home to be measured, a
The cylinder head ports were untouched.
The engine passed its P&G test which reveals overbore.
The carb was the factory unit, and all other parts and systems were by the book.
L88s are commonly known to respond well to exhaust improvements. Other racers (not Jimmy Johnston) suspected the Pennington car of being a ringer, but found no porting, extrude honing, or even gasket matching here. Julie's victory and her record e.t. would stand.
L88s are commonly known to respond well to exhaust improvements. Other racers (not Jimmy J
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By Tom Shaw
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