Troy Stone – Crew Chief
Todd Kujawa – Crew
Baerett Stone – Crew
Shanna Snyder – Driver / Crew
Believe it or not, Shanna, Todd and I actually build and service our engines from start to finish. We decided a few years ago that it would make more sense to actually build our engines instead of buying an engine already built by someone else. It may sound strange, but all of us get a tremendous amount of enjoyment from building and servicing the car. We have made many mistakes in our engine program but we are always learning new things.
flexibility to control how high I want the RPM to go on the car during my burnout. Long burnouts are fun to do and a fan favorite, but they are really not necessary. Our burnout plan is always to start it approximately 30 feet before the Christmas tree and to roll out of the throttle as my body passes the Christmas tree. This gives us about 45 feet of nice clean, warm surface to launch the car onto. When we do a burnout I usually bring the car up to about 6,800 rpm in high gear. Once the car is “up on the tire” I could keep the burnout going down the whole ¼ mile if I chose to do so. The only bad part about a burnout is that I never get to see it. Everyone outside the car gets to see all the smoke but I rarely see any smoke by the time I back up.