NMRA Super National’s Victory

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Casey launching his LFP 670 HP GT

Lebanon Ford Performance – Another LFP customer was spotted having fun at a the drag strip last week end, but this wasn’t “test and tune” at the local track. No, Casey decided to make the two hour journey from his home in Franklin to Trail Raceway in Hebron, Ohio. Why? He was going to participate in the legendary NMRA Super National’s 2016. Not only did he participate, he won.

The Event – Casey competed in the Street Class (12 Second bracket). In order to participate in this class, the driver must take the car on a thirty mile cruise that ends with pulling right onto the track, and into the staging lanes. The rules forbid the driver opening the hood or having excessive time to let the car cool. Once staged, his objective was not to pump out the best time that the car was capable of. This was a competition of performance but also one of precision and control. His objective; to run the absolute best time he could while staying within 12.0 – 12.99. The competition takes the average of three runs to determine the winner. Casey ran a 12.02, a 12.09, and a 11.97 to deliver an average of 12.029, making him the NMRA Street Class – 12 Second winner! 

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Casey receiving his plaque in “victory lane”

The Car – Casey is running one of our LFP 670 HP ROUSH Supercharged GT’s. He was lucky enough to take his home before the “727 hp for $39,995” promotion exploded. He opted for Phase 1 with warranty. After driving the car for a few days, he started building his plan. He knew that he wanted to track the car, so his first step was upgraded half-shafts. Casey opted for the 1400 hp rating from The Drive Shaft Shop. From there, he added a Ford Racing X pipe, carbon fiber drive shaft, Viking shocks, and BMR vertical links. He also swapped his 3.73 gear for a 3.31. His wheel of choice is a 20 x 11 Forgestar wrapped in a 315/35 NITTO Nto5 R tire. His personal best time with the current set up is an 11.4 @ 123 MPH!

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12 second winner!

The Driver – It seems that we’ve developed a pattern here, but Casey is no stranger to performance. His dad raced a 67′ Mustang throughout the 1970’s and later converted it into a show car that Casey drooled over as a kid and still owns to this day. His older brothers started the next generation strong, racing their foxbodies. When it was Casey’s turn to strap into the drivers seat, he pointed the nose of his 95′ Cobra down the track, and away he went. He’s enjoyed “high performance toys” ever since and told us that it’s just “in his blood.” Casey does a lot of custom paint work for our builds. He is a painter at our partner body shop, Liberty Collsion. We make it go, and they make it show! Casey is just getting started on his beast. His near future plans include a 79 mm pulley, bigger fuel injectors, VMP fuel pump booster, and a custom tune from Palm Beach Dyno. His ultimate goal is to maintain drive-ability while getting the car to run “deep into the 10’s.” With this fantastic platform, we are more than confident that he will achieve that goal, and we are excited to watch!

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LFP: Supercharged Mustang Review

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Lebanon Ford Performance – Well…the last few months have been a blur. Through thousands of phone calls, we have managed to help people all over the country build the car of their dreams. The 727 HP for $39,995 promotion has been one to remember and there are very few experiences in my life that have been more rewarding. The response that we have received from this is the very reason that I love my job. People are just…excited, and I am extremely proud to say that I am one of them. For the past two weeks, and one thousand miles, I have been exploring the new world that comes with owning a 670+ horsepower LFP GT. This is my seventh car powered by the famed 5.0L Coyote, so I am no stranger to the performance and behavior of the engine. However, this car…is something different. It doesn’t drive like a more powerful 5.0, it drives like a new car entirely.

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Wide Open Throttle – This feeling was foreign to me before now. With the hours of seat time in these cars, I’ve never really put one to the test. Sure, I’ve felt the instant surge of power from the TVS springing to life, but only for a moment. I’ve just never been able to truly enjoy a car, unless my name was on the title. Now that I have that chance, it’s absolutely amazing. The NITTO’s I’m running are a definite improvement from the PZero’s on my 15′. However, they still don’t stand a chance under full throttle. I learned that after blistering the concrete tonight, attempting to deliver full power in first gear. Tattooing the pavement with two 10″ lines, I couldn’t believe the power I felt. I was some what startled by the explosive scream of full throttle and before I knew it, first gear was gone. Frantically, I grabbed for second, and then third. The revs climbed more like a sport bike than a muscle car. Seconds later, it was over. Snapping back to reality, the revs dropped and the beast calmed. I took a deep breath and sat in silence for about ten seconds before reacting in the only way I knew how; laughing. It was just awesome. Lol.

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Torque…everywhere – As amazing as the experience above was, I almost enjoy what I call “responsible power” even more. You know, the feeling of having insane levels of usable torque, all the time. During my commute home, I spent some time exploring my new power band. It’s such an awesome feeling to experience the rush of boost coming to the rescue in fifth gear, at 40 MPH, on a hill. My 15′ had no problem climbing that same hill, but this car was just begging to fly. Down shifting is almost never needed, regardless of the gear or situation.

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Drivability – One of the most commonly asked questions I receive is: “are they usable every day.” The answer to that question is absolutely. That’s what makes these cars so special. Thanks to the expert tuning delivered by ROUSH, the car behaves like a stock GT under normal driving conditions. No irregular revs, no surging, no bucking. Just smooth, consistent power.

BIG Power, Stock suspension and brakes!? – This is another hot topic. We have had a ton of people question the fact that we are delivering such large horsepower numbers without upgraded suspension and brakes. Is this a purpose built race car? Absolutely not. If you plan to spend time in a track environment of any kind, there are several upgrades that are needed. The two most popular are of course, half-shafts and billet oil pump gears, both of which we recommend before heading to the track. From there, the options are endless. The greatest part is the fact that 727 HP for $39,995 is only the beginning. If you plan to track your car, we will build a car that is capable of that. If you simply want a high horsepower, street cruising, beast, we can do that as well. At Lebanon Ford Performance, we place the customer in the drivers seat of their build.

Final Thoughts – The car is just outstanding in every way. No matter if I’m in traffic or on the highway, it is just as comfortable as a stock GT. However, while in boost, the car feels nothing like the standard car. At LFP, we’ve combined super car power, with daily driver comfort, and squeezed it all into a blue collar price. Whether you’re looking for a base GT with a supercharger, or a purpose built track car, I can confidently say that we can build it. And we will.

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