*UPDATE* The Pony Does It Again!! @ ModNationals, November 2018
Team Aerospace Racer Yandro Ulloa and his “Minion” are champions once again! He ran 7.92 @ 180 with a T-56 transmission, on full UPR suspension, with Aerospace Billet Aluminum Brakes all around! Way to go Yandro!! First Manual Trans Mustang in the 7s!
*Video and Photos courtesy of Yandro Ulloa*
Kimmy’s Garage would like to feature Yandro Ulloa on today’s blog!
Setting the manual-trans record was never something Ulloa had ever considered. His original goal when he built this car was to go 9.99 but he got there quicker than expected! Ulloa decided to make the 12 hour drive to Bowling Green, KY for an NMRA event and went 8.98 when he knew his team had something special. They continued to tweak and tune which lead to a 8.52 at 170 test pass at Bradenton then returned to the lanes to make the legendary 8.47 @ 169 pass. Ulloa’s next goal is to be in the 7s before the end of the year and be the fastest stick US domestic car!
Features of the 1998 SVT Cobra Mustang:
4.6L Mod Motor from Ford
Original stock block, crank, heads and intake (all original from this 20 year old car)
Aerospace Components brakes, made the car lighter and safer!
“Extremely sharp looking pieces that don’t only look good but work as good as they look!” says Ulloa of his Aerospace Components racing parts.
Manley rods, JE custom Pistons by Levin Motorsports Specs, Comp cams custom grind by Levin powered by twin Borg warner turbos S364.
Strange axles, spool, 1350 rear drive shaft yoke, c clip eliminator kit.
AEM infinity controls the power.
Power is being transferred through McLeod’s RXT1200, ARP Hardware Everywhere hold this thing together, Injector Dynamics send fuel, with a full Fore Innovations Fuel System custom by Levin Motorsports, Mickey Thompson tires have NEVER failed me either!
Transmission is a T56 Magnum from RPM.
- The UPR light weight but very durable parts are great and it wouldn’t have been possible to run as well as I have. These parts have been on my car for almost 2 years now getting beat on with zero signs of stress.
- High Revolution Fabrication and NXS Racing in Clearwater,Fl have been with me since the beginning, from setting pinion angle to fully built 8.8 custom rear end.
Ulloa states of his record breaking pass, “it felt like any other pass, fighting for my life making sure I don’t miss a gear never looking at speedometer so I had no clue of the speed till I got my ticket. I granny shifted the whole way down afraid something would go wrong with trany, but I’ll have it refreshed and inspected to make sure its ready for the next step!”
“I’m just an AC guy that loves going down the track, and I want to make the mustang community proud with Original Ford Motors. This is really a dream come true and a VERY humbling experience with 1000s of people saying supportive things and enjoying this with me!” says Ulloa.
Ulloa recently visited Kimmy’s Garage and we are very excited to have him as part of our Aerospace Components Team!!