CHECK OUT this new machine being built by Karl and Kevin Volk at Karl's East Coast Speed! We have been happy to help with this project for the super custom badass engine parts. A lot of hard work and engineering have been put into this car.The NMRA’s Street Outlaw class is undergoing a resurgence, and Rhode Island’s Kevin Volk is smack dab in the middle of it with this gorgeous new GT500 Mustang built by Jason Enos, Bill Gilsbach and the fabrication team at Victory Racecraft in Massachusetts.
You may remember Kevin as one half (along with his father, Karl) of the Karl’s East Coast Speed team from when they took their old Shelby into the eight-second zone way back in 2010. “When we left off with the other Shelby, it was fast, but it wasn’t built for a class, or anything other than to say that we had a fast Shelby. Now we decided to build for a class, with a set of rules, and compete against other people instead of just ourselves. With what we have learned from building the other car, we’ve been able to apply those ideas to the new combination in a top-notch car, and we plan to be competitive wherever we race,” says co-owner and driver Kevin.
Photos courtesy of Victory Racecraft
Victory recently delivered the car to Volk, who spared no expense when putting this wicked machine together. The chassis was a year-and-a-half project, and was designed from the outset to be viable in a number of race classes – NMRA/NMCA Street Outlaw, NMCA Xtreme Street, and even X275 – the class it ends up in will depend upon the car’s performance in testing. “It’s a collaboration between our shop, Karl’s East Coast Speed, and Victory Racecraft. The car started out as a 2010 body-in-white that has been transformed into a 2014 GT500. The 25.3 chassis has been powdercoated and the body was painted – including painted stripes – by Chris and Billy at the Tasca Ford Body Shop. We didn’t cut any corners anywhere,” says Volk.Check out the full article on Dragzine: Kevin Volks New GT500 from Victory Racecraft