Continued success for ATD’s drag racing customers.
The Plimpton & Roemer families are published again after successful 2015 drag racing season. The January 2016 issue of Car Craft features Jimmy Plimpton’s new personal best of 4.55 @ 154 mph in his X275 “Fearmont” and Michael Roemer’s “Flying Pickle” S10.
The 22 year-old Roemer’s “Flying Pickle ” and his personal commentary were featured in an article titled “Is It Safe?” which discussed the future of drag racing and no-prep races. With Michael’s constantly improving 2015 season knocking on the 4s in Ultra Street, and multiple features in publications, there’s no doubt that this young racer has a bright future in the sport.
The father son team of Jim & Jimmy Plimpton and their notorious X275 car, “The Fearmont,” are known by many across the country. With their continued racing success and record breaking passes, some additional media coverage has come their way.
LegendarySpeed.com featured Jimmy & his 1979 Ford Fairmont making a pass from the 2014 Shakedown at Summit. Even though the article mistakenly identifies the car as a “G-Body” named “Ape Shit,” it’s nice to see that a hardworking team is getting the exposure they deserve.
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“‘The Flying Pickle’, as it came to be known at last years’ Prize Fight, did all kinds of flying at this year’s edition. With the promise of some excellent track prep, Roemer and his family traveled down from Wadsworth, Illinois to take on the Ultra Street contingent. The S-10, which rides on a homebuilt 25.5 chassis, is motivated by a 440 cubic inch, 23-degree small black [sic] Chevrolet built by T&T Engines, with a Nitrous Express single bar entry plate system delivering the extra ‘oomph’ to the tune of an estimated 400-shot.”
“An ATD Powerglide moves the power back to a Ford 9-inch rear, with a ladder bar rear suspension. TRZ components and Menscer shocks all the way around help plant the power. Unfortunately, there was a little too much power on tap in the second round on Sunday when Roemer went into orbit and dragged the rear bumper while in an impressive wheelstand. But not before he made a career best run of 5.05, with tuning help coming from Jimmy Plimpton.”
(Reposted in entirety from http://www.dragzine.com/race-coverage/drag-radial-events/ohio-valley-prize-fight-round-2-race-coverage/)