Some WFO Family Fun

For those of you that know Phil, you know that he just can’t leave stuff alone. All it took was Cody, his son to ask if i could make it go faster. The answer to that question was…Phil and Bernie Dean doing some modding.

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The Underwood family got a kick out of a question that popped up from a friend visiting that day who kept asking why Codys PW50 sounds different and pulls away from his kids PW50.

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Some things are better left unsaid and some secrets (read: mods) are never told. ;-) We’re happy to see Cody enjoying his newly modded bike!

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WFO True Street Challenge July 24, 2009

The WFO True Street Challenge Round One takes place at the San Antonio Raceway Friday, July 24th. This event is for street legal cars on street tires competing for trophies, bragging rights, and a little cash! Our goal is to get the racing off the streets and onto the track.

For full details of this event, including 2009 guidelines, rules, and general information, visit the WFO Forums: http://wforacingteam.org/showthread.php?t=539.

Trophies will be given to the winner and runner up.

Bring your car, the challenge, and join us in the fun on July 24, 2009 at the San Antonio Raceway!

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WFO Isn’t Just a Mans World

Our previous post included an interview with WFO founder, Phil Underwood. In that post we mentioned that the Underwood family was no stranger to cars and racing, including Phil’s wife Denise Underwood. If you’ve viewed the video in the earlier post you’ll see Denise getting her game on and well…let’s be blunt – kicking some ass.

Much of the time you can find Denise being a Mother and wife, taking care of her family, but don’t let her fool you – she’s also a bad-ass drag racer who will definitely show you a thing or two if you’re brave enough to line up at the tree with her…

Denise Underwood - Wheels up!

Denise Underwood - Wheels up!

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Interview with One of the Original WFO Founders Phil Underwood

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I had the opportunity to interview one of the original founders of the WFO Racing Team, Phil Underwood. When it comes to being passionate about cars, racing, WFO, and let’s not forget – Grand Nationals, this guy has it. Phil found his passion with cars at the age of 16, when he got his drivers license. Well, his license and his 1969 Firebird.

WFO Hanger 1 - Phil Underwoods garage (shop).

WFO Hanger 1 - Phil Underwoods garage (shop).

Below is an excerpt from the interview:

* You’re one of the original founders of WFO. What made the decision to start this organization?

Phil: It was decided that we all wanted something to symbolize that we were a tight group of people with a common interest that enjoyed racing cars and helping each other out.

* At what age did you begin your interest in racing?

Phil: The day I got my license “age 16″ and my 1969 Firebird.

* Do you have a favorite race car?

Phil: Any 60′s or early 70′s muscle car.

* In your own words, what is WFO to you today?

Phil: A tight group of people who enjoy racing each other,  helping other members improve and progress with their cars.

If you’d like to learn more about Phil and the WFO Racing Team, venture on over to the WFO Forums and get to know the crew – http://www.wforacingteam.org/. You can also view more pictures of ” WFO Hanger 1″ here: http://www.gnttype.org/forums/showthread.php?t=12622

As you can see from the pictures, the Underwood family is no stranger to cars. Including his wife Denise who is kicking ass in the white Mustang below …

ABOUT WFO

WFO Racing Team is a close-knit group of friends that enjoy drag racing. The Racing Team has chapters located in Idaho, Missouri, Nebraska and Texas, with members all over the United States.

“WFO is more than just a racing team…it’s a brotherhood.”

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WFO Road Racing and an Evo 8

WFO member who goes by the name of “Prez” says he’s traditionally been a drag racer.

Last couple years that changed though. Started with my white Evo 8, into autocross and a couple track days. I got hooked, got a raise, and went a little crazy.

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He’s leaving for Kansas city in a few hours for it’s final tune and states that he’s looking for 400WHP on pump gas. Then Tomorrow is it’s first full day on a road course for testing.

Now the good stuff – Mods!

Engine/Drivetrain:

- Full-race pro-street manifold HPC coated with EGT sensor on #2 runner
- FP Green port fully matched
- FP High performance wastegate actuator
- FP 2” SS outlet pipe (custom cut to work with ETS LICP)
- FP stainless 02 housing
- Greddy Racing Titanim cat-back exhaust (11 pounds)
- DC sports 3” Stainless downpipe (with catalytic convertor elimination). Downpipe tapped for wideband and DEI exhaust wrap.
- ETS 3.5” custom FMIC designed to fit Cusco power brace
- ETS 2.5” ultra-short route FMIC piping (silver powdercoat)
- ETS 3” intake and filter adapter (silver powdercoat)
- ETS mini-battery kit with battery (silver powdercoat)
- MIL.SPEC ported Intake Manifold with custom NPT bungs for Zeitronix MAP sensor, AEM boost gauge and BOV pressure sources
- MIL.SPEC 65mm ported/polished throttle body with re-built seals
- Hondata Insulated Intake Manifold Gasket
- NGK BPR8ES spark plugs
- Zaklee clear cam cover
- Ralliart plug wires
- Ralliart Thermostat
- Ralliart High Pressure Radiator Cap
- Tomei Thermostat killer
- Fluidyne 7” puller fan installed on oil-cooler
- AC removed and Evo VIII RS AC eliminator serpentine belt installed
- XS Engineering Racemax 272 cams
- XS Engineering Ignition Amplifier
- Crower dual Titanium Valve springs and Retainers
- ACT 2600 Clutch and street pressure plate
- AMS full length stainless clutch line
- Aeromotive fuel rail
- FIC 750cc injectors
- Saikou Michi DC3 Split catch cans (black)
- PCV valve elimination
- Mishimoto slim radiator with custom 13” puller fan and brackets
- Gates high-performance radiator hoses
- Perma-cool 13” pusher fan mounted in condenser fan location for extra cooling
- Powerflex solid side motor mounts
- AMS chromoly lower engine brace with solid bottom motor mount
- AMS Moustache brace eliminator and solid rear diff bushings
- TRE Ralliart LSD and T-case re-built by Jon Ripple
- TRE Rear differential upgrade (1 way clutch pack) and re-build by Jon Ripple
- Beatrush solid driveshaft bushings
- Sound deadening removal from underneath (removed as much as possible to reduce weight)
- Beatrush radiator cooling panel
- Perrin Short Shifter
- Billet shifter base bushings
- Billet shifter cable bushings

Suspension:

- Whiteline 24mm rear swaybar
- Whiteline 25mm front swaybar
- Whiteline performance front swaybar endlinks
- Whiteline performance rear swaybar endlinks
- Whiteline precision-steer kit
- Whiteline roll-center correction kit
- Whiteline front LCA bushing
- Whiteline rear LCA bushing
- Whiteline rear lower strut mount bushing
- Whiteline rear trailing arm bushing
- Whiteline rear toe arm bump steer kit
- Perrin Performance rear swaybar stout mounts kit
- Perrin Performance PRSR kit with offset caster bushing
- GT-Spec rear trunk cage
- GT-Spec 5 point lower ladder brace
- Beatrush front LCA braces
- Megan Track coilovers
- Cusco power front brace
- APR flex-control upper strut brace
- All arms were painted bronze and clearcoated
- Hub and knuckle were beadblasted and painted black
- All axles were painted black

Exterior:

- Chargespeed D1 20mm widebody FRP fenders (modified to shave blinker hole)
- APR front carbon fiber splitter
- APR carbon fiber dual canard setup
- Seibon Carbon Fiber trunk lid (keyhole painted black)
- Seibon Carbon fiber hood (OEM style modified by painting mesh black)
- APR GTC-200 Carbon fiber rear spoiler
- APR carbon fiber rear diffuser
- APR Carbon Fiber formula GT mirrors
- Custom aluminum sunroof block-off plate (paint matched)
- Rexpeed black vortex generator
- Rexpeed Carbon Fiber cooling ducts

Wheels/tires/brakes:

- Rota 18×9.5 P45R with 285/30/18 Kumho V710 (AutoX)
- Konig 18×9 Runaway Shadow Black with 265/35/18′s (road-course)
- H&R 25mm wheel spacers
- Ichiba 10mm wheel spacers
- Hawk HP+ front and rear brake pads
- Teflon coated SS brake lines
- Stoptech Slotted Rotors
- OEM brake cooling air diverters
- Hotlap Motorsports brake cooling ducts

Interior/Electronics:

- Autopower 4 point rollbar with diagonal brace and driver’s side rear brace
- Beatrush performance floor brace
- Sparco 5 point SFI/FIA certified harnesses
- Works Bell Slim steering hub adaptor
- NRG 350mm deep corn style black leather steering wheel
- Corbeau FXPro racing seats
- Corbeau seat sliders
- AEM truboost boost controller/gauge mounted on Autometer Steering pod gauge panel
- AEM Coolant temp, AEM oil temp and AEM oil pressure gauges mounted on Gruppe-S triple gauge pod
- Raptor performance shift-light custom installed on instrument panel garnish
- Zeitronix wideband display custom installed in clock location using S-AFC bracket.
- Zietronix ZAVT-1 custom installed in dash
- Zietronix ZT2 brain unit (boost and EGT options) installed in glovebox
- All door panels, seats, carpet, OEM seat belts, all plastic trim, unnecessary brackets removed to reduce weight
- All sound deadening removed including dash mat insulation behind dash
- Interior wiring harness was de-pinned to eliminate any unnecessary wiring (stereo, ETACS, power windows/locks, sunroof, SRS etc). Over 13 lbs of harness was removed.
- Full manual windows and door lock conversion from Evo VIII RS installed. Door panels will not installed to keep weight down
- Beatrush bulkhead division plate
- Tactrix and datalogging cable hardwired to car and accessible via glovebox
- Napolex 300mm wide rear view mirror

Looking for pictures and more information? Come take a look over at the WFO Racing Team Forums and see the post that Prez made here: http://www.wforacingteam.org/showthread.php?t=44

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WFO – Cars, Dyno’s and Times!

Alley – Lincoln, Nebraska

Car: 1995 Viper

Dyno: 400rwhp 468rwtq

Time: No 1/4 mile times yet.
Mods: headers/full exhaust, 3.73 gears, few other minor things.

Bill D. – Corpus Christi, Texas

Car: 1984 Mustang 4-eyed Coupe

Dyno: n/a yet

Time: 10:20s @ 136mph – all motor

Mods: Mufflers, DOT Houssirs, big block ford, back-halfed, NOS fed. Under 3000lb car and driver.

JesterMX6 – Lincoln, Nebraska

Car: 1988 Mazda MX-6 GT 2.2L SOHC 12v Turbo Intercooled

Dyno: Mustang Dyno -  171HP/256TQ @ 15psi

Time: n/a

Mods: IHI T-Bird hybrid turbo, 2.25″ Turbo Back Exhaustm ZombieSS Chip (fuel cut eliminator), HKS EVC, HKS SSQV BOV, 2.25″ Hardpipes

86Shelby – Lincoln, Nebraska

Car: 1991 Dodge Spirit R/T

Dyno: 228hp/232tq @ 17 psi

Time: No times with the current stock longblock setup.

Mods: Turbonetics T4/T3 hybrid 50 trim, E housing/.63 housing, stage 3 wheel, 3″ exhaust, 52pph injectors, Aftermarket calibration, Spearco FMIC

T/A Tom – San Antonio, Texas

Car: 2000 Trans Am

Dyno: n/a

Time: 11.56 @ 119

Mods: Stock engine with Headers & full exhaust, 3500 stall, 100 dry shot

RiceKiller- Corpus Christi, Texas

Car: 2007 Mustang GT

Dyno: 434RWHP/500RWTQ

Time: 11.86 @ 118

Mods: C&L Racer Cold Air Intake w/95mm MAF, Steeda UDP’s, BBK LT Headers, Corsa X-Pipe with Flowmaters, ZEX n2o (150 shot), HP Tuners, Ram PowerGrip HD Clutch w/Spec Billet Steel Flywheel, Hurst Shifter, Full UPR Solid Rear Suspension, UPR Lightweight Radiator Support/Swaybar Delete, UPR Subframe Connectors, Ford Racing 4:10 Gears, Mickey ET Street Radials 28′s out back with runners up front, Harwood 2 1/2″ cowl hood

More to come!

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WFO at Motorcycle Shootout – San Antonio Raceway

On September 5, 2008 some of our WFO guys drove up here to San Antonio from their homes in Corpus Christi, TX to make a few passes at our local racetrack. Friday night at the San Antonio Raceway they had a motorcycle shootout along with test & tune.

WFO member who goes by the name “T/A Tom” on the ccstreetscene.com forums has recently put headers on his
TransAm and decided to come out to the track and have some fun. Before the headers,
his best time he says was a 12.5 and that was his time to beat last night. And he did:

My best was my last pass where I had 850 bottle pressure and a 75 shot:

1.717 60ft
7.684 1/8 ET
89.62 1/8 MPH
12.070 1/4 ET
112.16 1/4 MPH

Can’t wait for a little better weather and a bigger shot!!

Next was WFO member who goes by the name 95 BLK Cobra on the ccstreetscene.com forums.
He says:

I love running the car…and it was fun to get smoked off the track by another WFO member…TA Tom plays it cool then hands you your ass ….lol

The quickest the car ran last night was 12.61 with a 1.64 60 ft (the best 60 ft ever for the car) -

60 ft 1.64
1/8 ET 7.99
1/8 mph 85.71
1/4 ET 12.61
1/4 mph 107

The burn out box and tree guys are very cool….the tree guy has been qute helpful (sorry dont know his name) but he helped me line up in the groove…and even coached me on a launch or 2…SAR track people are excellent -all of them…makes the long drive worth it.

And finally, suprakid24 also from the ccstreetscene.com forums.
He made several passes in his Supra with his last run being a 12.0. Before he made the trip to San Antonio, another forum member posted that he had better see some videos of low 11′s, hah. Well, suprakid24 went back to Corpus Christi saying the following:

I wish I would have broke the 11s again, I was spinnin to much… But a 12.0 is still good spinnin all first.

.8384 —– REACTION
1.8536 —– 60 FT
5.2602 —– 330 FT
7.9143 —– 1/8 ET
91.87 —— 1/8 MPH
10.1745 —– 1000 ET
12.0397 —– 1/4 ET
121.36 —– 1/4 MPH
2.1664 — FINISH MARGIN —
WINNER

The entire night was a great being able to hang out with the guys from Corpus and watching them have fun. Looking forward to seeing them come up to San Antonio again.

To view the videos taken from last night, click here.
To see some pictures taken from last night, click here, then select the “Events” album.

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