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    UPR Interview with the Champ: Brian Mitchell


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    UPR is the "Choice of Champions." One of Team UPR's most successful racers is Brian Mitchell. Brian has run at the front of the pack in NMRA Renegade for many years, so we caught up with him to ask a few questions about his racing program.

    1. You just wrapped up your fourth NMRA EFI Renegade championship and broke the ET record at Bowling Green earlier this month. That is some serious class domination. What is your secret to success?

    Well this is tough... There is no one answer for this. Hard work, lots of testing, and great companies like UPR to make the car work.


    2. What role does UPR Products play in that success?

    I have the best working car in the NMRA period. Wizard 2 was built with all shelf stock suspension parts from front to back. Every part is UPR. When my car can out sixty foot all the other cars, I win. My worst sixty foot time of the final race this year was a 1.20. The best sixty from any competitor was a 1.25. That gave me up to a tenth of a second head start on everybody. Thanks UPR!!


    3. You are known for being consistently fast at every race you attend. I heard you ran a 1.18 60-foot time on stock-style suspension and 28x10.5s!?! What is your quickest pass to date, including incrementals?

    My best pass to date (in NMRA trim) is 1.18 sixty, 5.293 @ 133 eighth, 8.291 @ 165 out the back. Out of NMRA trim itís 1.18 sixty, 5.21 @ 137, 8.11 @ 177 out the back.


    4. Wow. You are clearly on top of your game! What advice do you have for other Mustang racers, whether they're competing in a heads up series or just local Test n Tune action?

    Buy the right parts the first time, it will pay off. Also, go to the track and see what really wins on Sunday.


    5. What's the story behind the wizard paint scheme?

    Well, in 2002 Miller Brewing pulled the sponsor money I had to paint the car. (it was the Miller Lite car) I thought about what to do for weeks, then one day I was in the local Spencerís Gifts store and saw a plasma ball on the shelf and it all hit me at onceÖ have a wizard holding a crystal ball with the lightning going all over. My airbrush guy came up with having him floating in outer space. Then, once the scheme was done it was just natural to carry it over to Wizard 2. There is a small difference that most people donít catch... the wizard on Wizard 2 is wearing an NMRA Championship Ring!!!!

    UPR Products would like to congratulate Brian Mitchell on his success. We are proud to be a part of his program. You can pick up the same suspension Brian has used to win four championships at www.uprproducts.com.


    RALDIRIS RACING

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    Re: UPR Interview with the Champ: Brian Mitchell

    Congrats Brian !!! Nice interview by Sharad ...... Brian lets see a pic of the wizard with that ring on
    Victor Nieblas
    RENEGADE 4124

    Special Thanks To :
    Team A&E Motorsport
    Jeremy @ UPR Products
    Tim @ MPR Racing Engines
    Carl @ Rossler Transmission
    Lenny @ Ultimate Converter Concept

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    Re: UPR Interview with the Champ: Brian Mitchell

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    Brian Mitchell
    2004,2006,2007,2011,2012 nmra renagade champion
    2003,2004 WFC renagade champion
    most successful nmra renagade racer ever
    fastest renagade car in history 8.26 @ 168.5
    founder of the exclusive Renegade 8.4x club!![/
    founder of the exclusive renegade 8.3x club
    Founder of the super exclusive renegade 8.2x club
    thanks to: dymanic converter/proformance trans,
    HD performance ,vortech,UPR,jessel, matt wirt raace fab,

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    Re: UPR Interview with the Champ: Brian Mitchell

    Quote Originally Posted by ystrim90 View Post
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    NICE !!!! a Tru Gangsta Wizard
    Victor Nieblas
    RENEGADE 4124

    Special Thanks To :
    Team A&E Motorsport
    Jeremy @ UPR Products
    Tim @ MPR Racing Engines
    Carl @ Rossler Transmission
    Lenny @ Ultimate Converter Concept

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    Re: UPR Interview with the Champ: Brian Mitchell

    Quote Originally Posted by A&E SILVERHATCH View Post
    Congrats Brian !!! Nice interview by Sharad ...... Brian lets see a pic of the wizard with that ring on
    Thanks Victor!


    Quote Originally Posted by ystrim90 View Post
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    That's awesome!!


    RALDIRIS RACING

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