Project Description

Specs & Info

  • Solid Rock is an original Pelligrini ’71 Ford Mustang body on a Palamides/Daniels/Ausec 125 inch wheelbase chassis.
  • Thunder provided by a 540 cubic inch big block Chevrolet with an 8:71 Supercharger hooked to a Turbo 400 3-speed transmission.
  • Best ET:  7.09 sec     Best MPH:  192 mph


  • Rocky was a charter member and 7-time president for the Midwest Funny Car Association.
  • This car was originally built as the Ghetto Rat in the 70’s.

Driver & Crew

  • Owner:  Rocky Ausec
  • Driver:  Rocky Ausec
  • Crew Chief:  Rocky Ausec
  • Crew:  Tom Wills, Leslie Kranz

Team Location

  • Rockdale, IL

Special Thanks

  • Sheps Tavern
  • Heart Break Towing
  • Richard L. Rumsey LTD Attorney at Law