It was the final event of the season PSCA Racing Rocky Mountain Summer Series, and the top cars in the Outlaw 8.5 class, including Osborne Racing's Mike & Andrew Osborne, were all vying to be the first Outlaw 8.5 car to break into the 4 second zone on the mountain (track elevation at Bandimere Raceway is 5,800' above sea level).
Going into the final race of the Rocky Mountain Summer Series at Bandimere Raceway in Colorado, the boys at Osborne Racing were 4th in points, when a fellow racer in another class posted up a $500 bounty for the first car to go in the 4s. Then, during Round 1 of Qualifying on Friday night, Andrew Osborne in their Vortech V-28 112 Supercharged Fox Body Mustang ran a 4.94 @ 143mph, becoming the 1st to get it done and break into the 4's.
The entire weekend the racers were challenged with a hot, greasy track that was hard to judge, but that did not stop Andrew Osborne from following up breaking into the 4's with a 4.92 @147.5mph which broke the existing MPH record.That run brought the Osborne Racing team to the finals, where they faced off against Krusty Ramsey in his SBC Malibu who took the win with a 4.88, but when the smoke cleared, Osborne Racing had secured 2nd place in points for the season. Andrew & team Osborne have been points Champion (2014) or Runner Up for the last few seasons, including this year when they also came away with the MPH record.
Vortech would like to congratulate Mike, Andrew, and the rest of Team Osborne Racing for their accomplishments this season, including being the first Outlaw 8.5 car to break into the 4 second range at Bandimere, as well as re-setting the MPH record at 147.5 MPH.
Look for Mike & Andrew Osborne in some X235/X275 racing at lower elevations over the next few months, as they may be bringing their record breaking Vortech Supercharged Fox Body Mustang to a track near you.
Some YouTube footage from the event: