• Moits Racing: Pushing Performance Boundaries

    Mouhayet-Mustang-3Q-WebAustralian doorslammer pilot, Paul Mouhayet, known worldwide for achieving the fastest speed ever recorded on a set of 10.5W tires at 252.95mph in 5.990 seconds, and his Moits Racing team are one step closer to reaching their ultimate goal: adding to their legacy as a team that pushes performance boundaries to new heights with a take-no-prisoners mindset.

    Their ambition drove them to seek out one of the world’s premier chassis builders for a venture into Pro Modified. The Moits team commissioned Tim McAmis Race Cars to create their new beast which sports the latest technology allowing them to become one of the quickest and fastest cars on the planet.

    Built specifically for the turbocharged engine combination and knowing its potential to exceed speeds of 260mph, the crew at TMRC strengthened the chassis around the driver and installed one of Racetech’s lightweight full-containment carbon fiber racing seats—a staple of TMRC’s high-end race cars. Additional features include a titanium back half and titanium firewall, as well as titanium brackets, mounts and bolts throughout the car. The chassis is finished out with TMRC’s billet rear end housing, carbon fiber wheelie bars, and lightweight carbon fiber interior, including parachute, and the fire bottle handles.

    Moits’ love for carbon fiber influenced the exterior design created by Tyrant Productions and applied beautifully at Paint by Jeff Hoskins. A sleek black with a “carbon fiber” center stripe across the hood of the 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby Super Snake body, originally developed by Moran Motorsports and formed in-house by TMRC’s Velocity Composites division.

    Seated between the frame rails is the 4,000 horse power, world-conquering 481X billet big block by Pro Line Racing. Using a set of Precision Turbochargers, this combination has set fire to the record books in 2014 and recently achieved the fastest speed ever recorded in a 1/8th mile doorslammer at 221 MPH.

    The Moits brothers and their family-owned Moits Excavation business will serve as the primary sponsor on the new Pro Modified Mustang, and Con and Vic at CV Performance in Australia will handle the tuning duties. GD Race Cars a regular customer of Tim McAmis Performance Parts, will join Mouhayet in maintaining the stunning machine.

    The new Mustang will debut at the inaugural Street Car Super Nationals in St. Louis in August, before it is shipped down under for competition in a class known as Extreme Outlaw.  In the meantime, Moits Racing has every intention of pushing the limits of their 10.5 car.

  • X-Treme Gateway Showdown to Showcase St. Louis Area Chassis Builders

    Chassis_FeatureChances are, if someone is driving a fast and successful door car, it was most likely built in the St. Louis area, making the X-DRL’s debut in St. Louis and at Gateway Motorsports Park the perfect opportunity to honor the chassis shops of Jerry Haas Race Cars, Jerry Bickel Race Cars, Tim McAmis Race Cars and Garrett Race Cars.

    Combined with other area chassis shops, they represent many of the biggest names in the chassis building industry and when it comes to door cars, in the world. These companies are state of the art shops that are producing some of the most incredible race cars driven by the top names in the sport across the world. These cars are extremely remarkable in their attention to detail and innovation, loaded with the most impressive features of any cars in the sport.

    Just as incredible as that is that, they all are located in the St. Louis area, making it a hotbed for doorslammer racing. They all have incredible facilities, offering a multitude of services, this foursome combined sells more than 100 new cars a year. Considering practically every car is more than $100,000, that’s quite the undertaking. This doesn’t even factor in the paint & body shop and parts sells, making them all successful businesses, not only in drag racing but in the entire St. Louis area. Without question, St. Louis is a Mecca for chassis builders, making the X-DRL’s X-Treme Gateway Showdown the perfect time to give them the spotlight.


    JohnDeFlorianHaas is a 12-tme Car Craft Magazine All-Star chassis builder.

    One of the premier chassis builders when it comes to the Pro Stock class, including X-DRL X-Treme Pro Stock and NHRA Pro Stock. Jerry Haas Race Cars builds everything including the 2011 GXP, 2013 Camaro, ’69 Camaro, 2013 Mustang and a variety of others. The Camaro, Mustang and GXP bodies are the most popular and built primarily for Pro Stock drivers.

    Jerry Haas Race Cars has more than 30 years of experience building cars and works out of a 10,000-square foot shop that offers a variety of services.


    Vincent Nobile, Allen Johnson, Mike Edwards, Greg Stansfield, Jason Line, Greg Anderson, Mark Martino, Jim Cunningham, JR Carr, Shane Gray, Chris McGaha, Warren Johnson, Kurt Johnson, Jeg Coughlin, Jr., Mark Hogan, Roger Brogdon, Steve Kent, Steve Pokawski, Gordie Rivera, Matt Hartford


    Cary Goforth, John DeFlorian, Dean Goforth, Billy Glidden, Kevin Bealko, Todd Hoerner


    Located in Moscow Mills, Missouri, JBRC averages around 26-28 new car builds per year, plus all the updates, for other cars. The most they’ve ever done in one year is 33 cars.

    Housed in a 20,000-square foot facility, that includes a body shop, parts shop and paint shop, making it a state of the art one-stop shop.

    Bickel has won a number of awards, including the Car Craft Chassis Builder of the year twice. Has built cars for numerous world champions in NHRA, ADRL and IHRA.

    JBRC cars have set numerous world records, including the fastest nitrous-powered car in the world (3.74 seconds at 200 mph in the 1/8-mile).

    Clients include X-DRL standouts Dan Millen, Robert Mathis (the most recent Pro Nitrous winner), Bob Rahaim, Jim Laurita,

    “We now have a chassis for nitrous cars, one for the turbo cars and now a chassis for the blower cars, and we’re real pleased with that,” Bickel said. “That’s something we’ve really focused on developing over the years.

    “We’ve developed our nitrous and turbo chassis’ with input from some of the top guys, and now we’ve developed our blower chassis with input from some of the top guys. We feel confident we’ve got a good package with the blower cars and we’re real happy with the progress. We’ve come a long way.”



    Multiple-time award winner and attention to detail and innovation is often raved about in the drag racing world for TMRC-built cars. Located in Hawk Point, MO, TMRC is a very popular car builder in a variety of classes, from Sportsman to professional.

    TMRC has built championship cars in NHRA, IHRA and ADRL. TMRC builds a variety of cars, including ’68 Camaro, ’69 Camaro, Mustangs, ’57 Chevy and much more.

    TMRC also has the Tim McAmis Performance Parts division which manufactures and sells the same quality parts, kits and components that are used on the award-winning and championship caliber in-house race cars. From an oil tank to a welded chassis, to a lightweight Carbon Fiber body, TMPP has everything a hardcore doorslammer racer needs. The state-of-the-art trailer and semi travels with X-DRL to all events, offering parts and other materials from a variety of racing companies.

    TMRC’s body/mold company, Velocity Composites, develops and distributes composites to all of the chassis builders worldwide and is responsible for many of today’s popular doorslammer body styles.

    Tim was the first IHRA Pro Modified World Champion.


    Located in Marble Hills, Mo., Garret Race Cars produces state of the art race cars with handcrafted workmanship. Everything from design to engineering, fabrication and final assembly is done with uncompromised attention to detail. Whether it’s an Outlaw Pro Mod, Top Sportsman, Competition Eliminator, Super category car, or a high horsepower Outlaw 10.5” car – producing one that is “best of class” is our goal.

    GRC has built cars for X-DRL standouts Todd Martin, Brandon Pesz, Glenn Butcher and many more.