EL MIRAGE 2015 RESULTS
WATCH 114 MPH RUN VIDEO
The video shows driver Craig Arden co-ordinating with the starter and Dennis Piranio. The car is then pushed for about 400 feet, at this point the car pulls away from the push truck and begins the speed run to 114.314 MPH.Craig ends the speed run and brakes the car to about 30 MPH at the left turn out. The run ends on the return road as the race car stops at the return road marker flag.
Our car is a Vintage Altered Coupe, 1929 Model A Ford. The car was built entirely in our shop in Denton,Texas by Dennis & Beth Piranio and Craig Arden. The car features a Funny car style roll cage, custom aluminum interior, Quick change rear axle assembly & a Model A Ford engine built by Piranio's Antique Automotive that delivers 262 horsepower @ 4500 RPM on gasoline.
We ran 114.314 on our second run. This makes us the fastest Model A Ford powered Model A Ford Coupe to ever run at El Mirage!
The car features a hand formed aluminum interior & a custom billet aluminum gauge holder to create a Model A feel to the dash.
The rules in the Vintage Altered Class require the original frame. For safety we constructed a Funny Car style chasis inside of the original frame and adapted a Top Fuel bellhousing to enclose the custom aluminum flywheel & clutch assembly.
Our 2015 version Model A Ford engine runs on gasoline and produces 262 horsepower! This engine uses the "CRAWFORD"aluminum cylinder head, developed by DONOVAN ENGINEERING & PIRANIO"S ANTIQUE AUTOMOTIVE with dual Weber DCOE carburetors.