My pick for Racer of the Week is Andy Frost, from Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. Andy was recommended to me by our friend at C & C Engineering, Andy Cowen. Thanks, Andy!
Andy owns and drives one of the quickest and fastest street legal cars in the world. It's a 1972 Vauxhall VX4/90. When I first saw the car I could have sworn I was looking at a '69 Camaro, but that's not it. It's a genuine British Vauxhall.
Frosty has owned Red Victor since 1982 and he's been drag racing with the car since 1988. Together, they have won a multitude of races in all different classes and travelled to the USA, Canada, and Europe. Now, he's taking the ultimate step in door slammer racing with Red Victor 3 and taking the car to Bahrain to do his best to recapture the quarter mile street legal world record!
The engine is a 539 cubic inch big block Chevy that was built by Marc Lamude of Lamude Racing Engines and tuned by Shane Tecklenburg of Fast Motorsports. It has Twin Precision Turbo GEN2 102mm Pro Mod turbos, Billet 2 piece from Steve Morris engines. The transmission is a Hutch trans/Andy Frost Reid cased 2 speed TH400, with custom billet internals and a Precision Performance shifter.
The list of high-performance parts that are in that engine is too long to list here, but I recommend going to the Red Victor website of which I will link up in a minute, and checking all this cool stuff out.
Andy's best quarter-mile performance is a 6.27 at 237 mph, off the throttle at 1000 feet. His best 8th mile run is a 4.09 ET at 191 mph.
The car is already in Bahrain, but the engine is in the UK at present time, having new heads put on and getting a killer tuneup for the upcoming BDRC season which for the team will start at Round 2 in January. Frosty's goal is to try and become the world's fastest street legal car.
From seeing what he's done with this amazing hot rod, I have no doubt he will achieve that goal! November can't get here fast enough!
Frosty thanks his dedicated crew, who have helped him reach the heights that he and his car have gotten to: Shane Tecklenburg, Debbie Frost, Gary Frost, Badger Bourton, Webmaster Larry Stockford, Team Photographer Matt Woods, and Rob "Henchman" Kearns, who sadly passed away in 2015, but he will always ride along with Red Victor 3!
Andy also thanks his many sponsors, which are simply too numerous to list within this time frame, but I am putting them in the text file which will go into the DragList.com Forum along with his feature tonight. He told me without his sponsors, they couldn't do what they do, particularly the Red Victor 5-second club.
He has a great website, http://www.redvictor1racing.co.uk
Frosty, we wish you good luck, safe racing and the best of times in the future. We'll check on your runs in Bahrain!
Andy Frost's Sponsors and Technical Partners:
Lamude Racing Engines, Precision Turbo & Engine, Shant T. onsite or remote tuning and support, R-Tech Welding & Equipment, PRO Alloy, Steve Morris Engines, RFD, Cam Auto, Injector Dynamics, Belistore, Turbosmart, Turbowerx, Zircotec plasma-sprayed thermal barriers, Goodridge Fluid Transfer Systems, KA Sensors, Total Seal Piston Rings, Mick Gould Commercials, Neal Chance Racing Converters, Superpower Unlimited, Red Line Synthetic Oil, Braille Battery Lithium & AGM Performance Batteries, VP Racing Fuels, PEC, Manton Pushrods, Diamond Pistons, Victory Performance, New Century Performance, Activ8, Plastics 4 Performance, Wallwork, Radtec Racing Radiators, rep air services, Magnecor, race engine technology, Wilson Manifolds, PowerLite Performance Electrics, Pro Torque, Club Calibra.net, PST Precision Shaft Technologies, Prestige Group, Cartec Motorsport Electronics, Ankatags, and Trackstuff Racing Fuel & Track Tires.