The potent Can-Am JB’s Power Centre BFR (Bell-Fiscus Racing) Pro Modified team had a strong weekend effort to maintain their PDRA points leading margin…..
Driving the turbocharged BFR 2012 Ford Mustang, Kevin Fiscus, placed runner-up finish in Pro Boost at the marquee PDRA Spring Nationals event held at fabled Rockingham, NC.
Kevin’s car was a picture of consistency all weekend during the all 1/8th mile event — running as quick as 3.82 and over 207 mph during both testing and all elimination rounds. He entered eliminations in a strong position (Q#3 at 3.844 secs) and won his first three rounds by convincing margins.
In the dramatic final round Fiscus lost a super close decision to the turbocharged “Desert Demon Racing” ’67 Mustang raced by Kuwait’s Anthony DiSomma. Kevin and Anthony ran side-by-side 3.85 secs elapsed times in the final, and Anthony got the win despite his car blowing the top off his intake manifold just at the 660′ mark. That kaboom was significant with parts and pieces flying up higher than the score boards!
With that finish however Fiscus (who is based from Jacksonville FL) maintained his overall points lead in the PDRA Pro Boost category after winning the 1st race of the season at Dallas 3 weeks prior.
The 2nd half of the BFR team, the ’69 Camaro owned and driven by Edmonton’s Jim Bell, had a bit of a frustrating weekend. Jim did qualify (#16) with a 4.017 secs but had been plagued with some issues.
“We made some changes to our car (which used to be a picture of consistency) to try to make it go faster,” said Bell. “In total we made 17 hits in testing prior to and then at the Rockingham event. We finally got it together for the first round of eliminations and ran a 3.91 at 203 on Saturday night. But that came against Anthony DiSomma who ran a very strong 3.79 secs. It was disappointing to lose first round — but hopefully we have our race car back and we can now build on this new combination and tune-up.”
The next race for the BFR race team is the NHRA O’Reilly Auto Parts Nationals at Houston – April 24-26th.
Post and photos by: Bruce Biegler