According to Sam the Cooking Guy, fat means flavor, and when you invite “The Lard Machine” to your race, things are sure to get tasty. That is what’s likely to transpire as Jason Lee enters the 2023 Drag Illustrated World Series of Pro Mod behind the wheel of the Coast Packing/R&E Racing Camaro.
By day, Coast CEO Eric R. Gustafson’s life revolves around beef and pork. On weekends, he’s “Goose” – the titular head of the R&E Racing team, a fixture and perennial winner on the PDRA and NMCA drag racing circuits. Competitive racing is in literally in Coast’s DNA (“R&E” being short for Ron and Eric, the late patriarch of the family), with driver Jason Lee and a team of automotive aces feeding Coast’s 3500-horsepower, record-shattering ’69 Noonan Hemi ProCharger Pro Mod Camaro. As the saying goes, “Goose Cooks.”
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The inaugural season of the Fuel Tech Radial Outlaws Racing Series is coming to a close, but it’s been a successful year for the newly formed entity. The series has had record entries, substantial prize money and much success for the racers it plays host to.
Lights Out 13 Radial vs. The World No. 1 qualifier Jason Lee understands he’s going to be able to deliver his finest reverse engineering effort when the first round of eliminations takes place at South Georgia on Saturday afternoon.
A pair of local Ohio racers showed out at the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) DeCerbo Construction American Doorslammer Challenge presented by Callies Performance, as Toledo’s Jason Lee and Hamersville’s Eric McKinney raced to victory in pro classes at Summit Motorsports Park Sunday afternoon.
Set a new elapsed time record, qualify number one, set low ET in every round of racing, win convincingly in the final round: check, check, check, and check.
Testing has just begun at Lights Out 12 and the stage is already being set for a record-breaking weekend of racing at South Georgia Motorsports Park (SGMP).
After becoming just the second driver in Radial vs. the World (RvW) history to break into the 3.40-second zone at Lights Out 13 last month, Jason Lee is determined to go one step further by setting the new RvW elapsed time record during Duck X Productions’ Diamond Pistons Sweet 16 5.0 at South Georgia Motorsports Park this weekend.
Jason Lee heads to Sweet 16 5.0 with the belief that he can achieve a new Radial vs. the World record at South Georgia Motorsports Parks.
Meet the Team
Coast Packing’s R&E Racing is known for hitting the strip with a real screamer – a ’69 Noonan Hemi ProCharger Pro Mod Camaro, which continues to shatter records at stops on the NCMA and PDRA drag racing circuits. Powering the Camaro is a crew seasoned in pushing the machine to speeds in excess of 210 mph: Jason Lee, Cameron Hensley, John Urgo, Patrick Barnhill, Tim Lyons, Nick “Dumbo” Strohbeen, Ben Liedel, the team at Lyons Custom Motorsports and Coast CEO Eric R. “Goose” Gustafson.