"COPO" Pete Simpson, a chicken rancher from Glencoe, Ontario, Canada, is big on COPO Chevys, and a veteran racer. Pete knows how to make 'em run and is always a regular in the Pure Stock Drags' upper ranks with his '69 ZL-1 Camaro clone. Despite qualifying with a blazing 12.130 at 116.03 on Friday, Larry Weymouth shut him down in two very close rounds with his '71 LS6 Corvette. Both cars run automatic transmissions. Corvettes were out in force this year.