ERL Performance lsx All Motor
While car counts are typically low in All Motor, the 2010 event had a record seven entrants with varying body styles. Before the race, the rumor mill was abuzz with several new combinations, a few of which never made it, but we hope to see in 2011. One of which, that did, was David Lazear's 468cid LSX powerplant, topped by Mozez canted valve heads, Beck sheetmetal intake and a dual throttle body setup. His silver '98 Camaro ("The Silver Bullet," September '10) was outfitted with a fresh bullet at the eleventh hour, enlisting the help of Late Model Racecraft. If he could get the new setup dialed-in, there very well could have been a rematch of last year's race versus his former teacher, Judson Massingill of the School of Automotive Machinists. Chris Fowler, another SAM grad, was also looking for a rematch from two years ago with his 440-powered '90 Camaro. And of course Canadian John Ventresca was back again with his flamed '99 Camaro, this time with a fresh set of heads that would put him in the running.
JE Pistons LSX Drag Radial
If there is one class that never disappoints, it's LSX Drag Radial. With combinations pushing over 2000 hp on traditional drag radial tires, the racing is always unpredictable and insane. This year, we saw several brand new entries into the field, including Tom Kempf's new racecar, "The Money Shot," which put up a couple of 7-second passes fresh out of the Stenod Performance garage. Fans in St. Louis were also on hand to witness Mark Carlyle's C6 Z06 go rounds in Drag Radial, setting the new C5/C6 record for low e.t and Top Speed (and GMPP's Fastest LSX Corvette title in the process). Of course, Drag Radial also brought out several familiar faces, including Mike Brown and Mark Koehler from the Ohio Boys camp, both of whom, unfortunately, struggled all weekend, with problems ranging from torque converters to pistons. Nevertheless, every round in drag radial was one to remember and with every year, the field creeps closer to that infamous 6-second mark.