BELL / FISCUS RACING (BFR)’s Kevin Fiscus was the runner-up in Pro Boost at the PDRA Memphis Drags race at Memphis International Raceway in Millington, TN on August 20-22, 2015.
With a six week layoff between the last PDRA race in Maryland and the Memphis event, Jim Bell and Fiscus’ cars were gone through to ensure they would be capable of putting in strong performances for the grueling next seven weekends of competition. Bell’s motor and transmissions were freshened up, and his car was repainted due to damage sustained from when the top of the intake blew off at the last event. Jim Geese and the Vanishing Point Race Cars team did an excellent job with chassis mods as well.
Bell and Fiscus lined up to run the first round of PDRA Pro Boost qualifying at Memphis side by side. Each put in a clean run and recorded a solid time. Bell went 3.968 at 199.35 mph in his twin turbocharged, Pro Line Racing 481X-powered 1969 Chevrolet Camaro which ranked him ninth, while Fiscus’ 3.930 at 203.46 mph blast from his twin turbo, PLR-powered 2012 Ford Mustang qualified him sixth. For round two, Bell improved with a 3.957 at 195.48 mph run and stayed in ninth, and Fiscus moved into fourth with a 3.923 at 202.18 mph pass. During the third session, Bell encountered tire shake about two-hundred feet after the start. He lifted, and dropped into eleventh. Fiscus, however, had his best pass of the weekend and qualified third with a 3.876 at 204.39 mph run.
Bell suffered two broken rear ends during qualifying and had to swap his transmission twice. The second swap took place just one hour prior to the start eliminations, and was done in record time thanks to Fiscus, Chad McGregor, Dean Marinis, and Jason Riggs. Bell was paired against Alan Pittman, the number six qualified driver, for E1. Bell’s Camaro overpowered the track and he was the victim of massive tire shake on the one-two shift. He backed off the throttle to regain traction, but gave up the win in the process. Meanwhile, Fiscus defeated the number fourteen qualifier, Todd Moyer, by a tenth of a second. In round two, it was Fiscus’ turn to face Pittman, and he got redemption for teammate Bell with another win. For the semi-finals, Fiscus took out Scott Christoffel, who had qualified number two, with a lead at the finish line of almost one hundred feet. For his final round of the weekend, Fiscus went against Kevin Rivenbark, the number four qualified driver, and got the jump with a hole shot advantage. Rivenbark put up a tough fight and squeezed by Fiscus to cross the finish four feet in front.
“Kevin’s Mustang was performing extremely well, and ran a string of 3.8X passes. He did an outstanding job of driving with consistent lights, and it would have been great for Kevin to get the win, but the BFR race team had lots to be proud of with his runner-up finish after dealing with all the Camaro’s adversity,” said team owner Bell.
At the conclusion of the race, Fiscus maintained his lead in the PDRA Pro Boost points chase, and Bell moved up into third. Both Bell and Fiscus will be competing in the Pro Mod class at the PSCA Street Car Super Nationals “Anarchy at the Arch” race at Gateway Motorsports Park in St. Louis, Missouri on August 27-29, 2015. Last year, Bell won this event and Kevin was the runner-up; both drivers are looking to put in a solid performance at this race as the Bell/Fiscus Racing team continues their 23-race commitment for the 2015 season.
About Bell/Fiscus Racing (BFR)
Established in late 2014, Bell/Fiscus Racing is a joint collaboration between Pro Mod drivers Jim Bell of JB’s Power Centre, and Kevin Fiscus. The two will run at various events throughout the U.S. including NHRA, PDRA, and more. LIKE them at fb.com/bellfiscusracing