Chris Rado and the PRO FWD SCION tC add a new record to the books
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida - Chris Rado and WORLD Racing made their way to Moroso Motorsports Park for the second event of the NOPI sanctioned by NHRA Drag Racing series. This event marked the first opportunity for WORLD Racing to launch the 1800 hp PRO FWD SCION tC down the track after the months of intense labor that went into it's build.
Chris made his first test pass on Friday which was extremely successful considering all the changes the SCION tC had undergone. "I was very surprised how well the first pass went; usually it takes twenty to thirty runs just to get the car dialed in," says Chris. "But the WORLD Racing team was pretty dead-on with the initial set-up."
During the second test pass there was an issue with the transmission forcing the WORLD Racing team to remove and rebuild it. The SCION tC was fixed that evening and was ready to battle the next day.
Going into qualifying on Saturday, Chris and the team were very excited to see the WORLD Racing SCION tC make a pass. The car felt great to Chris when he launched it on the first qualifying pass, but the monster power of the SCION tC's engine caused the clutch to slip. Chris decided to abort the run.
For the final qualifying pass, Chris and the SCION tC were ready to give it their all. After laying down a massive burnout, Chris had his eyes set on the finish line. The car launched flawlessly and earned the time of 7.80 seconds at 183 MPH. Chris and the team knew they could run a better time with a little more boost.
Sunday morning came and the crew was very excited for eliminations. With some tricks up their sleeves, the WORLD Racing team was very confident they could do better than the 7.80 they received the day prior.
For the first round of eliminations, Chris was ready to run against Gary Gardella. When the lights came down the tree, Chris had a better than perfect launch. "It seemed as if I had just destroyed him at the light; when the lights came down the SCION tC slingshot ahead of him two or three car lengths immediately," says Chris.
At the half track point, Chris was still a half-car length ahead of Gardella. Slowly, however, the lead faded and Gardella passed him. After reviewing the data they realized that a boost issue was the cause of slowing up the SCION tC and giving Gardella the win.
When Chris received his time slip, he was ecstatic to find out that he actually had the best 60-foot time of the weekend by almost a tenth of a second. Even better, he had earned the best 60-foot time ever for a FWD racecar in history at Moroso Motorsports Park.
This record, as well as the entire weekend, was a great success for Chris and the rest of the WORLD Racing team. "I definitely think the other teams know it is just a matter of time before we get all the kinks worked out and the SCION PRO FWD team will be on top," says Chris. Chris would like to thank his sponsors, fans, friends, and family for their amazing support. Next up on the WORLD Racing nationwide takeover - Hot Import Nights in Austin, Texas.
About WORLD Racing:
WORLD Racing is one of the premier drag racing, time attack, and show circuit teams in the Sport Compact industry. This racing company has been a childhood dream for Chris Rado, owner and operator of WORLD Racing & WORLD Motorsports. Chris Rado is "SCION's Weapon of Choice" on the 1/4 mile strip. On the road courses of the United States, he is out to stir up the competition in the PRO FWD class and Unlimited FWD time attack class. Chris can be found on any given weekend piloting his 1800hp PRO FWD SCION tC and the 700hp Time Attack SCION tC. Any additional information can be found at www.WORLD-Racing.com and www.WORLD-Motorsports.com.