Can a 1985 S15 truck beat a new Shelby GT350 Mustang around a road course? That’s what Mike Finnegan is trying to find out with his good friends David Newbern and Mike Cotten. In this premiere episode of Faster With Finnegan, the guys use their Roadkill ingenuity to add major speed to their beater to see if they can out run Randy Pobst piloting a 526-horsepower pony car. Will they be able make their truck competitive with only a few bucks and a couple days of wrenching, or will they fail in glorious fashion? Either way they’ll teach you some new tricks and have fun along the way as Faster With Finnegan adds an all-new show to the Roadkill family.
The Draguar has met its match, or has it? On this episode of Faster With Finnegan, Mike Finnegan, David Newbern and Mike Cotten take on Youtuber, internet legend and drag racer Cleetus McFarland in a match up for the ages! This time the guys are drag racing the blown 383 small block Chevy powered ’74 Jaguar XJ 12 Draguar against their newly purchased stock 302 Windsor V8 powered 1986 Ford Thunderbird. How do you make the T-Bird competitive? Add a 6-71 Blower of course! And if you’re Finnegan and the guys, don’t bother with ring gaps, better heads or anything else. Will the T-Bird survive all that boost, watch now and find out!
There is nothing a 1985 Corvette can’t do, it’s literally the Swiss Army knife of vehicles…well at least when you’ve unbuilt it into Roadkill’s Vette Kart. Over the years the Vette Kart has proven itself worthy on the autocross, big track, dragstrip, sand dunes and stunt courses. Now Mike Finnegan, David Newbern, and Mike Cotten are testing the Karts Rallying capabilities against Champion Drifter Chris Forsberg and a fully built RallyPro Subaru WRX. Wil some suspension upgrades and other modifications prove the Vette Kart to be the ultimate utilitarian race car? Find out on this episode of Faster With Finnegan!
On this episode of Faster With Finnegan the guys try something outside of their wheelhouse as they take on a local racer at the West Georgia Mud Park in their big red K5 Blazer. After discovering many issues with the Blazer, Finnegan, Newbern, and Cotten decide the best way to add more power for cheap is a good ol’ LS swap. With a new powerplant and some water proofing will the Blazer tear through a muddy off-road course, or get stuck in the Georgia clay?
You’ve asked for it and now you got it! On this episode of Faster With Finnegan, the guys race Roadkill’s Nascarlo vs the Death Metal Charger. This time Finnegan, Newbern and Cotten “roshambo” for seat time to see which car is faster around a dirt oval. Spoiler alert: Finnegan wrecks the Nascarlo, but the guys vastly improve its nose while also adding speed to the DMC and have the time of their lives “goin’ left” on the old school track.
What happens when you take two drag racers off the pavement and put them on dirt? All sorts of awesome, that’s what. On this episode of Faster With Finnegan, John Andrade Jr., aka The Cutty from Street Outlaws, joins the guys in a messy battle between a ’75 dirt track Camaro and big-block-powered Toyota Mud Truck on a makeshift dragstrip down the center of a mud park. Can Finnegan, Newbern, and Cotten make the Camaro a contender and once again prove that American rear-wheel muscle is the best performing off-road race vehicle for sheer fun? Watch now and find out!
One crushed project means new parts for another. The guys take on a NASCAR stock car piloted by Corey LaJoie around Atlanta Motor Speedway. How? By recycling the supercharger from their wrecked T-Bird and slapping it on a '78 Ford Fairmont.
Yes, they're cheap, and yes, they can autocross and road race, but do you really ever want to be seen in a Miata? When it can hill climb like a UTV, the answer is yes! Newbern challenges Finnegan and Cotten to see if they can keep up with his Honda Talon UTV.
Newbern surprises Cotten and Finnegan with a visit to the sacred grounds of Dennis Anderson's Digger's Dungeon. The guys rebuild a busted-up mega truck and take on Finnegan's childhood idol in an unbelievable race against the creator of Grave Digger himself!
John Andrade Jr. is back for some redemption against Finnegan, Cotten and Newbern. Last season, the guys put him in a tiny truck and beat him in a mud drag race with the Dirt Track Camaro. Now Andrade has challenged them to see what they can do with a derelict and parted-out Mustang against his '79 Chevy Malibu.
Cotten challenges Finnegan and Newbern to some front-wheel-drive, high-school-antics-style racing. With three cheap import beaters to choose from, the guys hop them up, build metal skids to replace the rear wheels, and have the wildest race to date on FWF. Sparks will fly, but which will survive?
The LS-powered S-15 mini truck gets revamped as Finnegan, Cotten and Newbern fix what didn't work from the last time they raced Randy Pobst around a road course in a Shelby GT350. Will they actually get the nitrous to work? Yes, but will they beat the Mustang?