Solid race at Farmington Dragway's annual Footbrake Nationals Weekend for Michael Beard in his Turismo, Photos courtesy of Robert Ellison
Beard tried to win a paid entry to Piedmont Dragway's $20,000 to win Footbrake Nationals Thanksgiving weekend, Photos courtesy of Robert Ellison
Cold tires and a warm engine on the Duck Tape Turismo made it harder for Michael Beard in the third round of a Warm UP Race at Farmington Dragway, Photos courtesy of Robert Ellison
Beard’s Turismo made it to the third round of Saturday’s warm up race, but was shut off on the line while the track crew rebooted the scoreboards. “With the tires cold and the engine warm, I was a sitting duck,” said Beard. “The four-cylinder front wheel drive combination car can be finicky in the wrong situation.” Beard still managed a good reaction time.
Beard uses K&N products on all his race cars and K&N’s air intake system, part number 57-1516 on his 2000 Dodge Dakota with a 4.7 liter engine. “We go back and forth to many events all season long and that is expensive,” said Beard. “We save gas with K&N and at the same time notice additional performance on our tow vehicle. K&N is reliable on and off the track.”
Beard will next race in Greensboro, North Carolina during Thanksgiving.
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