Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
3/31/21 1:57 p.m.

Ever seen a V8-powered, front-wheel-drive Eagle Talon run a nine-second quarter-mile?

That bright-green machine is the latest creation to come from the Nelson family, who have made a name for themselves by bringing some of the fastest and most innovative cars to the $2000 Challenge presented by CRC Industries and eBay Motors, which returns to Gainesville Raceway in Gainesville, Florida, October 22-23, 2021.

The team informed us that the car is pretty much sorted, though some final tweaks are needed to make it fully prepared for the Challenge, like a less expensive ECU to bring the car back within budget, as well as a smaller turbo to reduce spool time and some John Deere Hy-Gard transmission fluid for smoother shifts.

See how the Nelsons have turned a humble Talon into a V8-powered, front-wheel-drive monster over on the car’s build thread, and be sure to enter your contender over on the $2000 Challenge website.

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SVreX (Forum Supporter)
SVreX (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
3/31/21 2:08 p.m.

That's awesome!

I love the whole family's enthusiasm!!

frenchyd UltimaDork
3/31/21 6:59 p.m.

In reply to Colin Wood :

They clearly deserve their success. Hard work with clear, creative thinking.  Well done.  

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