Donald Francis has another shot to make inroads for Cayman motorsports abroad.
The North Side native is gearing up for his next US drag race, slated for Englishtown, New Jersey on 11-12 August. Francis, 22, is running a Honda Civic Type-R nicknamed Plan B that generates 606 horsepower on 21 pounds of boost.
US tuner Javier Torres is part of Francis’ crew and spoke about how Plan B did in Englishtown back in June.
“We had transmission problems last race,” Torres said. “We put it back together and made it to the first round of eliminations but we broke out running 10.48 seconds at 143 miles per hour on a 10.50 index. It was pretty close to the target of 10.50.
“That’s racing, it was a long weekend. We’re looking forward to next race. The car has not seen any changes in engine or setup, we just been driving it to see where we stand. We will see what happens next race.”