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The only “real” Ford factory engine in Pro Mod currently can be found in Steve Matusek’s 2012 Ford Mustang. The engine built using Ford’s Pro Stock engine components by Roush Yates made Matusek’s believes that his Larry larson built Mustang using Roush Yates power was the first true Ford-powered NHRA legal Pro Mod to run over 250 mph and under six-seconds in the quarter mile.
Last weekend Matusek won an NHRA-legal Pro Mod class at Tulsa Raceway Park. His Mustang ran a string of 3.90 ET’s on the eighth-mile track to win his first Pro Mod race of his career and the first for a Ford-powered Pro Mod since the days of Jim Feurer and Ronnie Sox (who technically were Ford racers although they both drove Mercs).
Matusek won this race after a year-long effort to use a five-speed Pro Stock-type trans with no success, then switching over to a Lenco three-speed. A tip of the Agent’s hat to Roush Yates and Matusek for giving the Ford faithful something to brag about. (Michael fischbeck photo) [10/16/2012]