Quick ETs are key at any drag racing event. With the 10th Annual HOT ROD Drag Week underway, we are seeing some damn quick times already recorded. And that's what this week is all about: lightening fast times and monster power. Our friends over at HOT ROD have dived deep into Larry Larson's first full pass in his modified Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck.
Turbo cars are kind of like superheroes. They’re mild mannered, quiet and basically invisible to the public. But with a little prodding, they spin up fast and then the competition gets their shit wrecked. Growing up in Colorado, Matt Frost wasn’t a superhero. But thanks to his dad introducing him to fast cars at an early age, Matt started down the road to owning his current ride, a street-driven, 6-second-capable twin-turbo ’67 Nova.
We filmed this leviathan, the mysterious, almost biblical in size machine, before it headed off to compete in the 2014 Drag Week. We saw the Nova’s first shakedown at the KBPI Car Show a few weekends ago. Once we saw it, we knew we had to shoot it.
Bought by Brian’s father in the mid-1980s, the C2 Corvette has lived quite the exciting life. Modifying cars in the 1960s and 70s was popular amongst sports car aficionados—and this C2 was not spared from such fate. Just after it was ordered in 1965 it was modified for autocross racing. To accomplish this, the previous owner cut and widened the fiberglass fenders for larger 315-section tires.
Late Model Racecraft's latest twin-turbo C7 Corvette run came in at 9.950 seconds at 144.46 mph. A large improvement over the 10.29 at 139 mph previously recorded a few weeks before the record-breaking run.