VEGAS - At the 2012 Pacific Street Car Association season opener in
Las Vegas Feb. 17-19, Mallicoat Brothers Racing will make its PSCA debut
in the Pro Street category. While Gary and Jerry Mallicoat may be new to
PSCA, they are definitely not new to the sport of drag racing, currently
competing in their sixth decade of top-level motorsports.
Prescott, Ariz. natives started racing in the 1960s and kicked their
careers off right, winning back-to-back NHRA Winternationals titles in
the B/GS classes. The '65 victory was especially memorable as it was the
first time a turbo-charged race car was successful at an NHRA event.
followed them throughout the '70s and '80s as they ran the Top Alcohol
Funny Car class. In the '90s, the Mallicoats moved to Nostalgia with the
Good Guys and the NHRA Heritage classes, most recently earning the 2006
Good Guys AA/GS titles.
This year, Andrew Berry of Atascadero, Calif., a PSCA veteran, has been
tabbed to race the Mallicoat Brothers Racing '68 Barracuda powered by a
450 cubic inch BAE Fat Head Hemi. Berry has raced in blown and unblown
Gas classes, as well as PSCA Super Street and NHRA Nostalgia Funny Car.
Berry was chosen by the Mallicoats not only for his vast experience, but
for his second-to-none reaction times
the 'Cuda for the 2012 PSCA Pro Street campaign are Ron Berry, Pete
Wendorf, Bruce Estes, and Steve Snider. The car, with its Tom Chambliss
chassis, East West clutch, Lenco transmission, and Kicker Kraft
fiberglass body, will be powered by twin Precision Turbo turbochargers.
Sponsoring the team this year are Arias Pistons, BAE, Crane Cams,
East-West Clutches, Lenco Transmissions, ERC Racing Fuel, Red Line Oil,
Precision Turbos, Duttweiler Performance, McCabe Headers, and Velasco