Drag Radial Racer Mark Woodruff Debuts Potent New Radial ‘Vette


Just one month and two days ago, we told you all about Mark Woodruff’s insane crash at South Georgia Motorsports Park during the 29s and 28s Shootout event as Woodruff was racing against grudge star Tony Bynes. Woody’s immaculate ’67 Corvette was completely destroyed in the accident, but as the old saying goes, you can’t keep a good racer down.

1014096_593859054024440_761611051_nWord comes to us that he made the investment in the legendary Outlaw 10.5 C6 Corvette of Tim Lynch and Steve Petty and is on-site with the car at Memphis International Raceway, home of the Outlaw Street Car Reunion: Battle of the States event put on this weekend by Memphis Track Manager Tyler Crossnoe’s TC Promotions and Southern Speed Promotions. 

The car has been outfitted a pair of with Woody’s familiar Garrett turbochargers in front of the record-setting Proline Racing engine, and it’s backed up by one of M&M Transmissions‘ newest Turbo400 transmissions and torque converters. The car was up for sale for quite some time, and once Woodruff determined that the old car was out of commission, he jumped on this proven car and took it back home to prepare it for the season. Woodruff teams up with the Jason Carter-owned, Mark Micke-driven 1978 Malibu as part of the M&M Transmissions/Garrett Turbochargers team and is looking to do some damage this weekend in the Outlaw Drag Radial class wearing the 315/60/15 Mickey Thompson ET Street Radial tire.

The race is using a unique format this weekend – the Battle of the States bonus goes to to the state that emerges as the winner of each class. For example, if Woodruff wins the event, he and any other competitor in his class qualified in the top 32 from his home state of Missouri will split that $10,000 bonus. Crossnoe is known to put together a quality racing surface, and with the team from VP Racing Fuels on hand to provide their track compound, the race is sure to be one of the quickest eighth-mile races of the season.

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