You’ll be hard-pressed to find a cleaner heads-up racecar than Jarod Wenrick’s 1966 Nova. More than a pretty face, it has some serious rip courtesy of a large ProCharger. Never being the kind of racer to settle, Wenrick is ready to attack 2018 with a brand new ProLine Racing powerplant that will make him an immediate threat in the Limited Drag Radial class (LDR).
Wenrick has been a force to deal with in the NMCA Street Outlaw ranks, running towards the top of the class since his return to competition. To make the switch to LDR for 2018, Wenrick decided to dial-up more horsepower with the assistance of the team at ProLine Racing.
“Last year we made the switch to FuelTech because of the ability to tune the car ourselves. Their system is all-in-one and very user-friendly. With this change, we felt to be the best we need to partner with the best. Eric Dillard and the team at ProLine are great people to deal with. They keep their word and have the best interest of your program in mind when you work with them. We decided on the big-block Chevy platform they offer to go with our F3 Procharger,” Wenrick says.
The jump to LDR was a calculated one by Wenrick to give him the ability to race more during the season. With the growth of the LDR class, it will provide Wenrick lots of competition and allow him to be a part of the diversity the class offers. The move to LDR will also allow Wenrick to race at the Duck X Productions events at South Georgia Motorsports Park, a first for him.
Don’t think that Wenrick is rolling into the gates at SGMP to just qualify, though, as he’s going there to make progress with his program and contend for the LDR series title.
“Our goal is to run in the mid four-teens range and be consistent. We feel we can win races with those numbers no matter where we go. We will be running for the LDR championship if things go well in Georgia this year,” Wenrick says.
Being able to make a transition at this level and compete takes some assistance and Wenrick has loaded his racing war chest with some amazing companies.
“We have several of our partners back onboard, including VP Racing Fuels, Procharger, Lyons Custom Motorsports, Fueltech, M&M Transmission and ProLine. I would say that’s a list of the best in the business,” Wenrick says.
With Wenrick making the switch to ProLine power and moving to LDR there’s sure to be some great racing at Lights Out 9. It’s hard to deny the fact that Wenrick will be a threat there and that will help turn up the intensity of the racing that will be going on at SGMP. Make sure you follow all the same-day coverage from Lights Out 9 so you don’t miss any of the action on, or off the track!