SEL­LARS’

NZV8 - - DRAG RACING -

You’ve prob­a­bly seen Ja­son Sel­lars’ stun­ning Fal­con XY drag ute on th­ese pages — the car was only re­cently com­pleted, and IHRA tech in­spected by Dave Moyle. Af­ter the ig­ni­tion prob­lems ex­pe­ri­enced by the ve­hi­cle on the dyno were rec­ti­fied with an ICE ig­ni­tion sys­tem, Dean and War­ren at Lan­don Mo­tor­sport man­aged to squeeze out 1069kW (1430hp) at the rear wheels — very im­pres­sive for an en­gine re­tain­ing the Cleve­land iron block and Cleve­land cast-iron heads. Ja­son man­aged to sort ev­ery­thing out in time to have the ute at the re­cent Test and Tune and Auck­land Har­ley David­son Spring Na­tion­als at Mere­mere Drag­way over Novem­ber 28–29, un­der­go­ing his li­cens­ing passes. “I was just do­ing start-offs, burnouts, that sort of stuff, for li­cens­ing; and it’s tak­ing time to fa­mil­iar­ize my­self with the car,” he says — al­though that didn’t stop him from pulling some pretty im­pres­sive num­bers. He adds, “When I did my first full-track pass, it was an 8.2 at 160mph, and I but­toned off at the end be­fore pulling the chutes.” This was backed up by an im­pres­sive 8.6-se­cond quar­ter mile, but at 165mph, with Ja­son ex­plain­ing, “On my next pass, I backed off half track, as it moved round a bit, then got back on the gas, which is why the ETs and mph are a bit strange.” By the sound of it, Ja­son’s XY is ca­pa­ble of dip­ping into the sev­ens; we can’t wait to see the re­sults as he gets more com­fort­able in it. Yes, we know what you’re won­der­ing — we’ll have a full fea­ture on this crazy ma­chine in our next is­sue.

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