ATI's Chief of Operations, JC Beattie Jr, had a great
weekend behind the wheel of his Drag Pak Challenger. The
NMCA organization put on a special event named the Hemi
Shootout in conjunction with its Muscle Car Series at
Maple Grove Raceway this past weekend. With dial index's
raging from 10 to 15 seconds, there was a spot for everyone.
The field was comprised of fully built drag cars like
JC's to mom's stock grocery getting Dodge Magnum.
This was not just JC's first competition in his Drag
Pak Challenger; it was his first drag racing competition
ever! JC had been piloting ASA stock cars in his earlier
years, but recently decided to jump behind the wheel
of a drag car since his role at ATI is to help make
race cars break less, go faster, and continue to sit
in the winner's circle.
The ATI Drag Pak Challenger, which normally runs a
Gary Stanton built 370ci Hemi motor, was running with
its Mopar Performance prepped motor while final tuning
was being completed on the Stanton motor. This meant
JC could not run the car to its full potential. JC's
Challenger is equipped with an ATI 8" Treemaster
MRT and ATI built Chrysler 904 Transmission. JC says
the car was setup so well, he ran consistent 10.60's
all weekend long and made it to his first final round.
Unfortunately the Hemi Shootout final round was canceled
due to rain, so JC split the win with fellow Mopar enthusiast
JC and the ATI crew will be in Englishtown, NJ this
weekend for the NHRA Super Nationals. JC will be competing
in the A/SA Stock Eliminator class. With the new Stanton
motor now installed in the Challenger, we look forward
to seeing what JC can do with more power under the hood.