Featured Project #1  

Project Name: Shelby Shaker
Media: Entire build can be seen in Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords magazine  as well as rodandracecraft.com and evansmithracing.com.
The Mission: To compete in the NHRA’s Super Stock/A category.
The Car:  2007 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

The Team

Owner: Evan Smith
Designer: Bob Carroll / Carroll’s Rod & Racecraft
Builders: Carroll’s Rod & Racecraft, Spotswood, NJ
Engine: JDM Engineering, Freehold, NJ

The Sponsors:
Ford Motor Company
Ford Racing Performance Parts
Carroll’s Rod & Racecraft
JDM Engineering
G Force Transmissions
Fast Forward Race Cars
Mickey Thompson Tires
Advanced Clutches/Rob Youngblood
Dynojet Chassis Dynamometers
Strange Engineering
Bassani Exhaust
Mr. Gasket

The Tour: 
NHRA Super Stock
NMRA Open Comp
Schedule to be announced

The Build:  


  • Ford Motor Company Factory Test Car
  • Factory Shelby Package
  • Custom Belly Pan for a smooth underside


  • 5.4-liter DOHC Supercharged By JDM Engineering


  • G-Force Racing Transmission-Drag Race 5 Speed
  • Lakewood Bellhousing
  • Advanced Clutches Twin-Disc Clutch
  • Rear Axle Housing by Aaron Stapleton of Fast Forward Race Cars
  • Custom Anti-Roll Bar by Carroll’s Rod & Racecraft
  • Strange Ultra 9” Ford 3rd Member 40 Spline Spool Pro Gear
  • Strange 40 Spline Gun-Drilled Axles


  • 12 pt-Chromoly Roll Cage with Funny Car Cage
  • 9” Rear Axle Housing with integral Anti-Roll Bar
  • Trunk Mounted Fuel Cell, Intercooler Reservoir, & Batteries
  • NHRA Spec 48” Wheelie Bars
  • Reconfigured Stock Type Rear Suspension 
  • Santhuff Bolt in Front Coilover Shock Conversion
  • Strange Double Adjustable Rear Shocks


  • Safecraft Fire Suppression System
  • Kirkey Racing Seats
  • Racepak Data Acquisition System
  • ARC Overhead Control Panel