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6.301 @ 217.70

BB/Altered National Record
Fastest Small Block in NZ
Quickest & Fastest Altered in NZ
Meremere Dragway - 9th January, 2016


The engine is an all billet aluminium 400 cubic inch small block Chevrolet built by Marsh Motorsport. The engine and driveline features such "goodies" as: 

  • CN Blocks 2010Y (cross bolted mains) billet small block Chev
  • CP-Carrillo pistons
  • GRP "Pro Series" billet rods
  • Bryant billet blower crankshaft
  • RCD Engineering crankshaft support
  • AJPE (Alan Johnson) billet small block Chev heads
  • PAC Racing valve springs
  • Victory titanium valves
  • LSM 55mm billet roller (raised) camshaft
  • Moroso 5 stage dry sump oiling
  • PSI 206D supercharger
  • AJPE (Alan Johnson) magnesium blower manifold
  • PSI large square-port injector
  • RCD Engineering tall gear drive with fuel pump extension
  • RCD Engineering front drive for the Mag
  • MSD 44 AMP Mag
  • MSD Points Box
  • MSD Programmable Pro-Mag Controller
  • RPM Performance"'Pro Blower System" data logger
  • Rossler Transmissions "Terminator 6"' Powerglide
  • Neal Chance Racing Converters 10" full billet torque converter
  • DMPE billet flexplate


Ride on-board at The Rock FM Nitro Shootout 2016, Meremere Dragway. This run was a 6.309 second pass @ 216 mph.  



The body is a little different than what you normally see on an Altered - it's a "Pro Mod" style '41 Willys Coupe that was imported from the States.  It is the same body style that is commonly used/seen in the Pro Modified class. The front clip is removable and the rear half can hinge up "Funny Car style". The doors are fully usable (unlike other Funny Car bodies), plus there is also an escape hatch in the roof.


The chassis that is under the Willys Coupe body is an all chromoly Mark Williams Altered/Funny Car design that was built for us by Buck Engineering Chassiworks. It's 115" wheelbase to suit the Willys body. It has Hoosier tyres all around - 17.0/34.5-16 slicks, Weld Aluma Star 2.0 wheels, AutoMeter gauges, RPM Performance data logger, and Sparco onboard fire extinguisher system, it also features a Mark Williams Modular 9" Floater Rear End. With it's heavy duty 3.812" bore aluminium case, 40 spline steel milled spool, 4.56 gears, lightened discs with Mark Williams calipers, and one-piece axle.


Another run from The Rock FM Nitro Shootout 2016, Meremere Dragway. This run was a 6.301 second pass @ 215 mph.  


Please don't hesitate to contact Nigel or Johnny Alsop if you have any comments or questions regarding the car and/or anything else relating to Alsop Racing - feel free to email Nigel via the email link below.

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