Justin Cyrnek came into the 2012 King of the Street with high hopes of doing well in the competition. Everything was going well until the Drag Race portion of the competition. Find out what happened after the jump...
Justin's '13 GT was built by Evolution Performance in PA, a shop that knows how to win the King of the Street. Following up on Chris Cruz's winning combination from last year, Justin's GT features a similar set-up. It features a built engine with a Whipple supercharger and a shot of the good stuff.
Justin's GT performed well on the Ride and Drive, and put down over 840hp at the wheels on Holley's Dynojet for the Horsepower segment of the competition. Hoping to replicate the car's 9.40s prior to the KOTS, Evolution's Nelson Whitlock put the hammer down at Beech Bend Raceway during the Drag Race portion of the competition.
The car was way off pace, and we heard the car chucked a belt. The Evo-crew were able to get a new belt on the car, but the problem most likely wasn't the belt. Turns out, the car had a bent alternator bracket, which caused the belt issues. Not to be deterred, Justin had the car back at home on the lift for repairs just a couple days after the KOTS to get the car fixed and back in fighting form.