Bill Barnes' 2011 Cobra Jet

TorqueNews reader Bill Barnes to appear on Speed TV’s Pass Time

TorqueNews reader and Team Detroit Racing member Bill Barnes will appear on Speed TV’s game show Pass Time this Wednesday night at 7pm – hitting the track with his self-built Ford Mustang Cobra Jet featuring a Magnuson-supercharged 5.0L V8 as the show’s contestants try to guess what his car will run in an effort to win cash prizes.

If you are not familiar with Pass Time on Speed TV, it is a game show consisting of three contestants – one of which is the show’s in-house authority on all things drag racing and a pair of regular Joes with the setting being right alongside a drag strip. During the course of the show, a variety of heavily modified cars, trucks and motorcycles pull up to the line at which point the drivers and their cars are introduced to the contestants.

The three contestants on Pass Time each ask simple questions about the cars and driver, in an effort to make an educated guess as to what the race vehicle in question might run in the quarter mile and that is where Bill Barnes’ awesome Cobra Jet comes into play. After the contestants ask Bill questions about his supercharged, 5.0L-powered Cobra Jet, Bill will tear down the quarter mile and whichever contestant guessed the closest time to Bill’s actual time will be awarded a cash prize that goes towards winning the show.


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