BIG NEWS IN PRO MOD POWER
by Competition Plus - Drag Racing's Internet Magazine
Those looking for a little help wrangling all that power in the Pro Mod ranks, look no further.
Liberty’s Gears made a big announcement at the PRI show, debuting a new purpose-built 3-speed and 2-speed transmission for Pro Mod.
“We designed this transmission to handle over 4,000 horsepower, so it is basically to go after Pro Mod right now,” said Craig Liberty. “It is made to bolt direct. There are no adaptors, it’s got a female input. It is very short and a very small unit. We tried to make it as light as possible, but to handle 4,000 horsepower it did get a little heavier than we wanted.”
Liberty said the highlight of the new transmissions is its versatility.
“Just like all of the Liberty products, it has an unbelievable ratio availability. The versatility, the tuneability of it, everything about it, we feel it is going to simply be the quickest, fastest transmission out there in Pro Mod, Drag Radial, 10.5, all of those classes,” Liberty said.
Racer Rick Thornton was given the first prototype a year ago and ran a full season with the new setup. After a year on the strip,
Liberty felt now was the best time to release to the world.
“The first few that we have put out there and the response that we got on them, how much faster it is, how much easier it is to use, we are proud to be a part of something like that,” Liberty said.