Joel Steele is the man who can claim to own the quickest h-pattern shifted Coyote anything after this rip he recently made at Beech Bend Motorsports Park, in Beech Bend Kentucky. The run, as you will see here is a blistering 7.86 at 174mph.
The power comes from a twin turbocharged Boss 302 variant of the Coyote and it was built by MPR. The car is obviously bad ass and very racy but we’re guessing it is pretty heavy as well making this all the more impressive.
The way that the clutch and the chassis are tuned to work in perfect unison here is incredible. We’re not sure we have seen a stick shift car ever leave like this one does and we know that the fellas had to have loved what they saw on the screen when downloading the run after this big number came up. It very clearly sounds to us that Steele is not BangShifting to Power Shifting it. The shifts themselves are quick but they are not marked with the traditional rev spikes that come with a power shifting technique.
Congrats to Steele and team for this accomplishment and for making us smile during a time that we need it. If you have ever wondered about the spirit of the drag racer and his enthusiasm for the sport, stop. This right here, proves that in the midst of every other crazy thing in this world that the drag racer and thrive and survive.