Jan Kadlec: 1987 Thunderbird
[Photo by: Rikki Bloemsaat]
Jan started drag racing 33 years ago (78-79 season), in a Valiant Pacer, when 18 years old. He then progressed to racing Dick Legge's altered with his brother Karl during the 1980s. The altered started with a carburettored 331 Chevrolet motor. It was then upgraded with a methanol carburettor, followed by a 6/71 supercharger and bird catcher fuel injection.
Jan then had children and raced a street 1957 Chev for a few years, before teaming up with Paul Bloemsaat to race Allen Lim's Thunderbird. In 2013, Jan won Supercharged Outlaws at the IHRA Nationals.
|Fuel Injection||Enderle Buzzard Catcher|
|Gearbox||3 speed Lenco|
|Differential||9" Ford with Strange axles|
|Front Suspension||Strange struts|
|Chassis||Chris Alston's Chassisworks|
|Tyres||Front: Hoosier Front Runners. Rear: Goodyear Eagle 33 x 16 x 15|
|Paint||Applied by Frank Bogaart / Bogaart Design|
|Best times||8.403 secs @ 165.01|