There were 87 days between the last day of the Auto Club Finals at Pomona and the NHRA Winternationals at the same track.
Although we truly started planning for 2012 earlier in the fall, the bulk of the sheer grunt work happens in those 87 days between seasons. That means more late nights and early mornings than the crews would probably like to count but really? We wouldn’t have it any other way. We know how lucky we are to do what we love and race for the crowds.
Every minute is at a premium for us – during the season and between them. Last year we were still chasing gremlins at the NHRA Winternationals and once you’re behind you tend to stay behind no matter how hard you work, so this year the Motorcraft/Quick Lane and FordParts.com team went testing in December AND January.