Owner: Mark and Dennis Mariani, Winters, CA
Builder: Rad Rides by Troy, Manteno, IL
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Paint: Glasurit BASF, Mariani Maroon
Build Time: 9 months
Engine: 250 cubic inch Chevy that spins to 10,000 rpm. Panella-built Jerico 5-speed, Speedway Quick Change.
The car set two separate speed records in October at Bonneville --
E Street Roadster 214 mph --
E gas Roadster 216 mph --
Putting both brothers in the 200 mph club
Steve’s Restoration steel body. The Marianis wanted to enter it in the Street Racing Class so the car had to be built to look like a road car.
It is raced in two different classes with either fenders on or off. Full custom made chassis and a purpose built billet steel front tube axle allowed
Troy to stretch the wheelbase. Custom-made headlights to meet the rules and also perform for the speed necessities.
Troy always wanted to build another salt car that equaled the quality of Blowfish. The aerodynamics were wind tunnel tuned at Chrysler.
It has Air Ride suspension and Billet Specialty Wheels. One unique build aspect is the upper induction system and the EFI. Inside of the the
throttle bodies are four injectors that wet out the blades so that it works like a carburetor which gives good fuel charge but with the control of the EFI.
Choice Awards are presented to the runners-up to the prestigious Shine Award given at SEMA