Mike Murillo And SCT Performance Renew Partnership For 2014


It’s been a long and fruitful relationship between 14-time world champion racer Mike Murillo and the folks over at SCT, and we’ve received word that they’ve renewed their marketing partnership for the 2014 season. Murillo’s Outlaw 10.5 machine wore the SCT colors in 2012 when he doubled up as champion of the NMRA and NMCA’s Outlaw 10.5 classes in “Lafawnduh”, the big-block twin-turbo machine he put together a few years ago.

Since then, Murillo has campaigned the car all over all over the country setting records and winning races. The partnership with SCT has been valuable for both parties, as Murillo’s machine is quite visible, especially when he’s running mid-6.30 elapsed times at over 230 MPH. And in 2013, Murillo was the recipient of the NMCA’s Sportsman of the Year at their season-ending awards ceremony. The award is given to the racer or crewmember who displays true sportsmanship and courtesy during competition; it’s the highest award an NMCA racer can receive from his peers. 

“We’ve got a different plan for 2014 – we’re not going to be chasing points, but hitting select events all over the country, including a few of the Dragmania Music Fest events. We’re changing the car over to alcohol this winter so we can get it to be a lot lighter, and go do some eighth-mile grudge racing. We’re even looking at going to one or two of Donald Long’s races to run in Outlaw Drag Radial. Mark Micke (of M&M Transmission, one of Murillo’s sponsors) seems to think we could do real well there,” says Murillo.

SCT is one of the leaders in aftermarket tuning, and offers tuning solutions for dozens of Ford, GM, and Chrysler vehicles to improve horsepower, torque, fuel mileage, and overall performance. Their network of dealers, including Mike’s own Murillo Motorsports in San Antonio, TX, extends across the country and globally. We’ve used their products on a number of our project cars throughout the Power Automedia network and have found the extra power and performance to be exactly as advertised.

SCT is on the cutting edge of custom tuning, performed by optimizing the vehicle’s powertrain control management system to achieve the most consistent results in all conditions. For more information about SCT’s line of tuning solutions, check out their website.

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