Name: Marcus “Mark” Acorne
Age (in 1995): 24
Background: A fairly notorious Chicago street racer, Marcus has tuned many cars to their upper limits, run from the cops countless times, and knows the feeling of driving triple-digit speeds through a school zone… sideways. Loves rear-wheel-drive cars, and knows displacement can be bested with a healthy application of boost.
Why is he participating?: This is a street-racer’s dream. $5,000,000 on the table, fast cars, cops, seeing the sights at 130+ miles per hour, the ultimate bragging rights. He’s expecting tough competition, and this is also a great place to shakedown-run his brand new car, won in an illegal street race. Gotta love racing for pink slips.
The Car: Dynamite XR-3
The factory Dynamite XR-3 is nothing spectacular. The only notable feature is the 4.1 liter I3 hiding
under the hood, which made 157 horsepower stock, with a 4,000 RPM redline.
Mark’s XR-3 isn’t stock. Pistons, conrods, crank, new header, straight pipe, bright-green paint, neon-green underglow, a limited-slip rear diff, suspension rework, stripped interior, and a few other things have made this already surprisingly light car a bit lighter and a good bit faster.