The Florida-based deputy sheriff will continue to run a Powerglide, and his transmission-builder, Automatic Transmission Factory (ATF), will help him choose gear ratios that will be optimal whether he’s competing on the eighth-mile in NMCA Edelbrock Xtreme Street and Ultra Street or on the quarter-mile in NMRA Edelbrock Renegade.

“Having not run the eighth-mile or an air-to water intercooler before, I’ll need to educate myself, but I hope to show up and have some fun while taking baby steps toward becoming competitive,” said Guertin, whose crew includes his wife, Charlena Guertin, and Chet Caminita.

The team has their sights set on beginning the dialing-in process at the 16th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem, March 8-11 at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida.

“Tim (Eichhorn) is telling me that the car is going to go faster and that I’ll need to hold on,” said Guertin, with a laugh.