Big Block Ford Dominates the Mud Drags: Truckin’ Fast Wednesday
Ford with a 460 cubic inch V8 beats every Chevy that lines up on the dirt drag strip.
This week’s “Truckin’ Fast Wednesday” video comes to us from the YouTube channel of Logan Bishop and it features a 1997 Ford F-350 beating everyone at the mud drags. This footage was captured at the Summer Drags in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania a few weeks back and if you are a dirt drag racer – this is how you want your day at the track to go.
Big Block F-350
The 1997 Ford F-350 in the video above is powered by a 7.5-liter, 460-cubic inch big block V8. In stock form, this engine delivered 245 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque, but based on how well this big truck rockets down the track, we would guess that it is making better than stock numbers.
On the outside, this 1997 F-350 looks pretty much stock and as 21-year old dirt racers go, this truck is in great shape. It looks like a truck that you would see on the street, yet it gets down the dirt track more quickly than the pickups that appear to be race-only vehicles.
The Racing Action
In the video above, the 1997 Ford F-350 takes on a trio of Chevrolet pickups on the dirt drag strip. In each of the first two runs, the Ford gets out to a great early lead with solid starting line traction and the big block does the rest, putting bus lengths on the competition.
In the final race of the video, the F-350 takes on a Chevrolet that actually competes. The big Chevy stays on the Ford’s side as the two blast down the dirt track, but the big block-powered F-350 gets the win.
Crank up your speakers and enjoy!