The American Powertrain Starting Shift: Mustang Driver Dumps The Clutch, Yanks The Front End And Shifts Second In The Air!


The American Powertrain Starting Shift: Mustang Driver Dumps The Clutch, Yanks The Front End And Shifts Second In The Air!

This may not be the tallest, longest, or most out of control wheelie we have ever shown on BangShift but we think it is one of the coolest because of how the driver handles the situation…literally. You will hear the clutch get dumped and the motor of the Mustang lug down as the front end comes up. At the height of the wheelie, the driver shifts into second gear like the car was level and flat on the track. The car keeps its nose up and then gently lands under power. As you will see, the car makes a move to the center and the driver clicks it off. This is the way it is supposed to look and we could watch this clip about 300 times in a row and be entertained by it. The driver makes the right call by killing the power but the wheelie is the real show.

We’re not sure what class the car is running but it sure as heck sounds like the wound tight small block in the front of the car and it looks like the Mustang is wearing a set of Mickey Thompson drag radials of the 275-ish variety on the back so we’re guessing it is a naturally aspirated, small block style shootout class that the Fox is battling in. Because the driver is on a single pass here and he lifts early we don’t get the full scope of the car’s ability but we get to see that this is one cool customer who knows how to handle his business with the front end aiming toward the stars.

I don’t think I’d be too far out of line to suggest that we’d all love a drag car that left like this every time we let out the clutch, right?!

Thanks to Mike Register for tipping us off to this one. 


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