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Linda's FF

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  1. Me too I hope you all had a Very Merry Christmas and will enjoy a Happy Healthy New Year. I hope to see some of you at the track Linda
  2. Thanks, Lisa. Alan and Kevin. Watching Josh brought back so many memories of when John was trying to gain his 9 second pass and hit a 10.0hh 0hh 8!!!!! I saw Josh encounter that same frustration as he ran " Top Cat" today first run a 9.038 Then a 9.0hh 0hh 6 @157.30 ( Officially the 1/4 mile Fasssssest Hellcat pass ) I couldn't believe it Josh went up for the 3rd and final pass of the day and spun off the line. My heart just sank it was getting last and most everybody had left already. My Granson Brandon ( Chase's older brothe) and I were on the way back to the pits and I just come around the corner and see Josh take off like a bat out of hell for the staging lanes. I quickly turned and said to Brandon we have to run back to the bleachers to watch Josh. Talk about determination just like John had been back then wanting to get his 9.xx pass. I'm thinking Holly $#!t Josh is going to Hot Lap and the next thing I'm watching Josh pull off the purrrrrfect pass and runs an 8.883@ 154.99 mph And It was just so Damn exciting to see the Goal met !!!! Josh came driving up towards Brandon and I .........Tooting the horn and the Huge Grin on his face was Priceless !!!!! I'm telling you for sure I could feel " Tout" my husband was there in Spirit racing along in Top Cat to his 8 second goal Linda
  3. Josh and Tout/Top Cat sure made history with #1 "Helluva" Hellcat ride to Reaching the Goal !! Tout/Top Cat entrusted Josh to continue on for him with the R&D and T&T just as if he was alive. I am very proud of Josh for always working hard to gain the knowledge and putting his maximum effort to keep a promise to John and Blast his car into the 8's! Well Done Josh!!!! Linda TopCat Dodge Challenger Hellcat Runs 8s | RacePages DigitalThe forthcoming Dodge Challenger SRT Demon has certainly garnered a significant amount of attention with its 9-second time slip from the factory. However, it is the Hellcat that has been carrying the Challenger SRT brand into the forefront of the street performance market and HHP Racing has been on the cutting edge of it for nearly a decade. As the drag racing season is coming to a close in most parts of the country, Josh Schwartz snuck out to Maryland International Raceway one last time with Top Cat, a 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat. Armed with a nitrous bottle to compliment the HHP/BES Gen III Hemi, Schwartz knocked off an 8.883 at 154.99 mph in the 4,500-pound street car, besting the old record of 8.913 turned in by the Epling Garage’s Challenger.That time slip marks the Top Cat as the top of the Hellcat heap and also earned them the first 8-second equipped Challenger with an A8 factory automatic transmission. It is also a tribute to John Toutkoushian, who passed away in 2016, and his wife, Linda, lets HHP Racing carry-on his legacy with the TopCat. The pathway to the 8s was a well-laid plan crafted through extensive experience on thousands of Gen III Hemi-equipped Dodge vehicles that HHP is known for building.The heads and blower took a vacation at BES Racing where Schwartz collaborated with the engine shop on specific upgrades and changes to the 6.2L Hemi. The factory cylinder heads and factory supercharger snout were ported by BES Racing to keep air, fuel, and spent gases moving through the engine efficiently. A camshaft is the gatekeeper for the air going in and out of the cylinders and Schwartz shared his extensive knowledge on the Gen III Hemi engine with BES Racing in order to create a unique camshaft profile. The short-block is 100% stock as it came from Dodge, a testament to the factory’s commitment to excellence in the supercharged Hemi platform.The factory-supplied 2.4L twin-screw supercharger is turned harder with a 2.65-inch upper pulley and an ATI Performance Products Overdrive damper to increase boost pressure to 20 psi. American Racing Headers provided the entire exhaust system from the long-tube headers back to the tailpipes. All told, the TopCat cranks out 980 rwhp on the company’s in-house chassis dyno and Schwartz worked with Hemi Tuner Performance to get the engine calibration spot on with the VP Racing Fuels Q16 race fuel. Schwartz and Hemi Tuner Performance worked exclusively with DiabloSport CMR software in order to get the 1,000-plus hp combination to run smoothly and to have the transmission shift perfectly. On track, Schwartz admits to adding in a small shot of nitrous from a Nitrous Outlet plate system, however, the team hasn’t run it on the chassis dyno.Making horsepower is one thing, applying it to the drag strip is another and HHP Racing has extensive experience in that regard. In order to get the 4,500-pound street machine hurling down the track in sub-9 second fashion, the Mickey Thompson ET Radial Pro 275 tires are stuck to the ground thanks to help from HHP/Santhuff shocks and struts with a fortified IRS setup. Southern Hot Rod was tapped to build the A8 eight-speed automatic transmission and Pro Torque is responsible for the torque converter. The transmission and suspension help apply the enormous power properly and the result has been a best of a 1.369 sixty-foot time, an impressive feat considering the high race weight with driver.As a tribute to John Toutkoushian who’s passion ran deep for the Challenger platform, Schwartz said this couldn’t have been possible without Linda Toutkoushian, John’s wife. She is the owner of Top Cat and the driving force in continuing the go-fast tradition.
  4. Congrats Greg on getting the 10, Did you post your Slip? Our signatures are gone, so I don't see your list Maybe you started a thread? This thread is my first posting up on MMF with the new style software. Easier than I thought, but with so many changes for me I was just a little overwhelmed thinking about the how the change would work. Kate says "Thank You"! Linda
  5. Gary Rhudy also out of HHP with his Tuning dialed in By Josh@HHP on his 2014 Red Challenger with a Legmaker CAI and Nitrous Outlet NOS Kit is an awesome Bracket racer and has been a contender 3 times for KOTH ( 2 w 1 L)
  6. My Daughter Katelyn races a 2010 Furious Fuschia Challenger and she is one Helluva Bracket racer. I get the question Will Kate be there? .....Yessssss!...........Darn!Kates races an HHP built and tuned car with a D1 ProCharger build, Gforce driveshaft and axels, some upgrades to the Trans by Enhanced Transmission out of Ohio. And of course. Her car also got the handed down My Weld wheels and was getting all my Tires too. But this year she runs MT ET Street R's too"Tuner is Key" and Kates car is Tuned by Joshua Schwartz!! Linda
  7. Congrats to HHP's Customers at The Vmp Event! The HHP Pit is always busy and VMP was no different. All of us help each other set up our cars and the area for the day. Once Josh is done his gets ready with his laptop. Nelson Buckland was in town and was having Josh Tune and dial in his Redline Red Charger.Originally it was built with all the "Linda" 9-second modifications. We were twins with the typical Metco Upper Pulley, ATI lower pulley, 309 gears with the Per4mance brace MT ET Street Rs etc.Recently, Nelson, had High Performance install more Mods. HHP Heads HHP/BES 6.2L (Hellcat Heads) CNC Ported Pro-Grade Cylinder Heads - HHP-62PPHCam HHP/BES Custom Limiter Camshaft (2009-2016 5.7L/6.2L/6.4L RT/SRT/Hellcat VVT Vehicles) - HHPVVTCAMOh Yeah! He has giggle juice! A 100 shot!!Nitrous Outlet Hellcat Plate Kit by HHP Racing (2015+ Dodge SRT 6.2L Hellcat) - HHP-HC-CUSTOM-NOHis next mods will include, he just loves the look of my car. But I think there will be more mods then wheels next round! Nelson has the Need for Speed Bug!HHP Ultra-Lite 3-Piece Bolted 18x10 Aluminum Rear 10-Spoke Drag Rim (2015-2016 Hellcat Vehicles) - HHPCATWRAs Josh worked his Tuning magic and helped Nelson understand how all the new mods work together, the car just got faster and Nelson's grin got wider.Nelson won the Hellcat Shootout and moved on to the King of the Hill race. Which he took second. And Again Another customer sent home by HHP with a smile that second to none.BTW Nelson is only 17 he works and pays for his car and mods. Nelson's family were very nice people and very proud and happy how well Nelson raced. They have 1/4 drag racing in their blood!Linda
  8. Hi Everyone, I hope you Enjoy the Article about our MSHS Series event race day! MSHS: Clear weather and great racing in Virginiaby Patrick Rall on September 27, 2017 at 11:37 am EDTMSHS: Clear weather and great racing in VirginiaThe fourth event of the 2017 Modern Street Hemi Shootout was held on September 15-16 at Virginia Motorsports Park and for the first time this season, the world’s fastest Hemi street machines didn’t get rained on. As a result, the MSHS stop in Virginia, sponsored by Demon Performance, was packed with the most racing action of any event on this year’s schedule, while also being the richest event so far.That's Right!!!! There's my Daughter Katelyn in her 2010 Furious Fuschia Challenger!If you have followed our coverage of the 2017 Modern Street Hemi Shootout series, you know that the Milan MSHS event last month was rained out altogether. Since no prizes were awarded in Michigan, the cash prizes from that event were carried forward to the Virginia event, leading to double payouts for the class prizes – with some $25,000 up for grabs. The only exception was that prize money for the #Bad_Ass_Official and VanDrake Racing $5,000 King of the Hill class. Rather than have a $10,000 cash prize for King of the Hill, the prize money from the Milan event was donated to the relief efforts in Texas following hurricane Harvey.The classes at the Demon Performance-sponsored MSHS Virginia Motorsports Park Event included:Eastcoast Moparts – Bracket – Dial-InDemon Performance – Super Pro – Heads Up, Run 8s to Be CompetitiveThiTek – Pro – 9.50 indexTrue Street Performance – Modified – 10.50 indexLegmaker Intakes – Super Stock – 11.50 indexRK Motors – Street – 12.50 indexHigh Horse Performance – Hellcat Shootout – heads#Bad_Ass_Official and VanDrake Racing $5,000 King of the Hill – Class winners – Dial-InClass-by-Class Rundown from Virginia:In the EastCoast Moparts Bracket class, John Govonettio and his 2012 Dodge Charger took on Chris Dufresne and his 2011 Dodge Challenger. Govonettio used a big holeshot advantage to win the race, even though he ran 12.71 on a 12.62 while Dufresne ran a 10.48 on a 10.45 dial.In the RK Motors Street class (12.50 index), Gary Sanders and his 2017 Dodge Challenger took on Gary Rhudy and his 2014 Dodge Challenger R/T. Rhudy had a small starting line advantage with a better reaction time, but Sanders ran a 12.60 to Rhudy’s 12.73, giving the 2017 Challenger the win.In the Legmaker Intakes Super Stock class (11.50 index), Kate Tout and her 2010 Dodge Challenger (at the top of the article) took on Patrick Zabst and his 2010 Dodge Charger. Zabst ran the quicker ET, laying down an 11.566 and losing to Kate Tout’s 11.572 due to a better reaction time by the Challenger. WOOHOO 1st Place!In the True Street Performance Modified class (10.50 index), there was a pair of Hellcats battling for the win, with Donald Carter and his 2016 Hellcat (below) taking on Ron Polidora and his 2017 Hellcat Challenger. Carter had a much better reaction time (.081 to .199), but Polidora’s 10.534 allowed him to drive around Carter (10.633) on the big end.In the ThiTek Pro class (9.50 index), Brian Brunt and his 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee (below) went head to head with Chris Harrigan and his 2006 Dodge Charger. Harrigan had a stunning .008 reaction time, but “only” ran a 9.828, losing to Brunt’s 9.622.In the Demon Performance Super Pro class (heads up, no index), Brian Destefano and his 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 took on Gary Rhudy in a 2011 Dodge Challenger. Destefano grabbed a starting line advantage (.230 to .343 reaction times), but with a 9.035, his Jeep beat Rhudy’s 9.673 in the Charger.In the High Horse Performance Hellcat Shootout (heads up, no dial), Nelson Bucklard Jr took on Nathan Lewis and it wasn’t much of a race, with Buckland running a 9.9.42 to Lewis’ 12.724.Finally, the #Bad_Ass_Official and VanDrake Racing $5,000 King of the Hill class pitted the winners of every other class head-to-head with the dial-in system and in the finals, RK Motors Street class winner Gary Sanders and his 2017 Dodge Challenger took on the High Horse Performance Hellcat Shootout winner Nelson Bucklard Jr, with Sanders taking the win and the $5,000 cash price.Some other winners from the Virginia stop of the 2017 Modern Street Hemi Shootout schedule include the following:The A2Speed Best Reaction Time Award – Stephan Rimay – .001The Orthopedic Spine Care of Long Island Best ET Award – Brian DeStefano – 8.892The Nitrous Outlet Best 60 Foot Award – Greg Davies – 1.35The JONZ HVAC & Stanley’s Performance 2nd Chance Runoff was won by Larry LaGuardiaThe Gary Rhudy Best Package Award – Chris Harrigan – .058Cabinet Factory of Delaware Hard Luck Award – Tim ErcolanoFinally, on the behalf of the event organizers, the racers, and the entire Mopar community, we have to give a shout out to all of the sponsors who helped make this event happen:Series Title Sponsors:The Driveshaft ShopHemituner PerformanceEvent Title Sponsor:Demon PerformanceClass Sponsors:#bad_ass_official & VanDrake Racing – King of the HillDemon Performance – Super ProThiTek – ProTrue Street Performance – ModifiedLegmaker Intakes – Super StockRK Motors – StreetHigh Horse Performance – HellcatEast Coast MoParts – BracketStanley Performance & Jonz HVAC 2nd ChanceAssociate Sponsors:Stage 6 MotorsportsSouthern HotrodNitrous OutletOrthopedic Spine Care of Long IslandA2SpeedOC PerformanceHall AutomotiveCabinet FactoryZ AutomotiveBFNY PerformanceLXForums.comMoparfan.comG3 Performance ProductsAuthentic PerformanceAmerican Racing SolutionsProfessional Auto CollisionDTP RacingAmerican Racing SolutionsGearhead FabricationsMass Acceleration MotorsportsGary Rhudy MotorsportsAmerican Muscle PerformancePer4mance DevelopmentAutocomplete Mobile DetailingLivernois MotorsportsBrunt AssociatesNewton Crane RoofingJerseyBoy TuningMotorCity DetailDairy Queen of Walled LakeMichigans Best EntertainmentDetroit MuscleThe 5th and final event of the 2017 Modern Street Hemi Shootout will be held on Saturday, November 4th at Atco Dragway in New Jersey.All images courtesy of the drivers of the vehicles. More images will be added as they are submitted.Patrick Rall was raised a Mopar boy, spending years racing a Dodge Mirada while working his way through college. After spending a few years post-college in the tax accounting field, Patrick made the jump to the world of journalism and his work has been published in magazines and websites around the world.
  9. No goofing off for you!!! Get those trailer tires checked out and .......the spare too Looking forward to seeing you and Melissa
  10. That's Right!!!!!!! Smart Man Speedy!!!! Linda
  11. I called and asked too But I do have a room booked at the Marriot Those 10 rooms went Faster than SRT5939 trails flames Linda
  12. I will do my Best Hey Tony Are you ready for CF8? Linda
  13. You will get Gossamer dialed in. Amazing speed for sure, I don't know if I could keep my foot in it for a Mile! I'm sorry to hear Sam had to leave for a family emergency. I will keep him in my thoughts and prayers. Lisa do you go to other events besides the Texas mile or CF to run Gossamer? Linda
  14. It truly is! Will you be ready for racing season to start? Linda
  15. Yes That is Very Nice Greg and you will be ready for CF8? Linda