Casey Smith’s Nitrous-X Fox Body Mustang


IMG_0327Milton, FL — Hours and hours of race car fabricating and assembly paid off for 26 year old Casey Smith as he debuts one of the most gorgeous foxbody’s that we have ran across in quite a while. The beautiful red 1989 Mustang deserves the name “Red Ruby,”

When Smith picked up this project from Tim Lyons of Tennessee, his work was cut out for him. Lyons, a builder of several X275 and drag radial cars, had installed the cage, but the rest was up to Smith to complete.

“I learned quite a bit building this car,” said Casey. “Lyons is one of the best in the business, but I knew this would be a big project when we left his shop. I pretty much fabricated every piece and everything was done in house. The car is now 25.5 certified.”

“I built the car to run X275 but we are going to start off running the Nitrous X class. This class is growing really fast.”

Smith was quick to thank his dad (Lyle), grandfather, and wife.

“I definitely have to thank my wife for not having a husband for the last 8-10 months, as I built this car,” he added. “Thanks to my grandpa who has helped with the speed-shop, Smith’s High Performance.”

IMG_0332Make/Model: 1989 Ford Mustang, Foxbody

Class: Nitrous X, X275

Paint: Ruby Red Metallic painted by Cooks Paint and Body

Engine: 430 Small Block Ford with C3 Yates Heads, built by Lyle Smith Racing Engines

Fuel System: Single 4150 carb with an NOS Plate

Suspension: Mark Mencer Motorsports Shocks, Strange Pro Brakes

Gauges: Altronics Dataquest – has the entire data aquisition system on it.

Drive Train: Powerglide Transmission built by Lyle Smith (all PTC parts)

Rear-End: Lyons Fabricated Housing, Strange 40 Spline Axles

Wheels: Weld Wheels V-Series

Tires: Mickey Thompson 275

Ignition: MSD Powergrid

Cooling: Griffin Radiator

Other: NOS Launcher Nitrous Controller

This weekend Smith plans to attend the Lights Out event at South Georgia Motosports Park. His future plans consists of running local 28 vs 275 races and small block nitrous events across the south east.



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