We have brought you a bunch of cool coverage from the Merrill Ice Drags over the years but nothing has ever come close to comparing to the video below which shows the ridiculously fast Nitemare II Mustang taking on a blown alcohol rear engine dragster. All is well until about 500 feet into the race. It is at that point that the Nitemare II Mustang decides to go all Jack Beckman and launch into a freaking power wheelie on the ice! The car goes through the traps in near vertical fashion and according to the description on the video the thing turned a speed of 131 mph!
By the sounds of the description this is the quickest and fastest pair in the half century history of the Merrill Ice Drags and that is saying something. The other thing that’s saying something is the amount of power and traction it takes to get a Mustang to do what the Nitemare does in this video. While we have never seen the engine in the car this video sure proves that the thing has some suds. We don’t see a nitrous purge but but with the car running a clear scoop that lots of nitrous guys do, we’re not ruling it out. Does anyone know the engine combo in this Ford?
Greg Rourke tipped me off to the video and while it makes me cold just to watch it, I stopped it and backed it up about a dozen times. This thing is freaking VERTICAL and it looks like it should be on a prepared drag strip rather than a frozen lake! Power wheelies on a small radial are cool. Power wheelies on a big slick are cool. Power wheelies on a stud equipped short sidewall tire while screaming across a frozen lake at 100+ mph? That’s ICE COLD!