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Factory Super Cars Racer Tripp Carter Adding Coyote Stock to His Resume

Posted By: Mary Lendzion
Written by Mary Lendzion
Photos by NMCA and NMRA Team
When it comes to racing, Tripp Carter is all about the rpm, the ride and the rush.
The Tennessean also focuses on flying to the winner’s circle, and he has done that frequently over the years, most recently in his Mustang Cobra Jet in NMCA Holley EFI Factory Super Cars, a very competitive category where the current records are the 7.594 and 180.98 mph set by Chuck Watson II of Watson Racing.
Attracted to adventure even when he’s not at the wheel, Carter watches racers in other categories compete when he can, and what has been capturing his attention lately is NMRA Coyote Stock, where the current records are the 9.683 recorded by Vincent Dastra and the 140.97 mph recorded by Charlie Booze Jr. Sometimes joining him in watching is multi-time NMCA Dart NA 10.5 champion and G-Force Racing Transmissions owner Leonard Long, who builds transmissions for racers in the category, and as the cars go into high wheelies and haul, they often look at each other and say “Isn’t this the coolest”?
As it turns out, Carter will soon join NMRA Coyote Stock, as he recently purchased the beautiful blue Mustang that Nathan Stymiest piloted to the 2021 NMCA Coyote Stock championship.

“Nate is a super guy, and we have talked a lot through this whole process,” said Carter. “He is very proud of the car and what he achieved in it, and he wanted it to go to someone who would love it as much as he does, and take care of it like he did, and I know I will do that.”
The championship-caliber car came with a proven Gen III engine and G-Force Racing Transmissions’ four-speed, and Stymiest will meet Carter at a track rental to make test passes before Carter heads to the 3rdAnnual Mickey Thompson NMRA Ford Homecoming, which is June 9-11 at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.
“Nate will show me the ins and outs of the car and help me get acclimated to it,” said Carter. 
Carter will continue to compete in NMCA Holley EFI Factory Super Cars in his Watson Racing-prepared Mustang Cobra Jet.
“It will be difficult to run both categories when the series are combined because there is only one category separating them on the race schedule, and I don’t want to be rolling up the parachute on my Factory Super Cars Mustang when Coyote Stockers are pulling into the waterbox,” said Carter, with a laugh. “Michael Washington said he doesn’t think it would be a problem and that perhaps my girlfriend, Wanda Hunsucker, could rush me up to the staging lanes, but we will see if all that rushing is possible. I’m just really looking forward to this new experience and this challenge. It’s going to be great.”

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