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The Coolest Doorslammer Drag Cars in the Country and Canada

Straight Line Spotlight

Bruce Biegler Jan 6, 2017
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A Legend in Longevity

Baltimore, Maryland, is home base to the Ewing Brothers racing team who campaign one of the most meticulously maintained Super Stock Camaros in the nation. The team, which was founded by brothers Gary, Wayne, and Ken (now deceased), took their brand-new 1969 Z/28 right off the showroom floor and have campaigned it ever since! Driver Gary Ewing, who is the owner of Gary’s Performance, reports that after running the car originally in Stock Eliminator with the 302, the Camaro evolved into a Super Stocker with various 350ci engines where it has remained ever since. Currently, the car features an engine program by Joe Clark and has a best e.t. of 9.70. Over many seasons of racing, the team has set and reset numerous NHRA class records in SS/IA and SS/JA configurations. This Camaro remains a true piece of drag racing art, too, featuring the expert paint scheme workmanship of Virginia’s Bucky Hess and his son Travis.

20th Anniversary Accolades

1968 Chevrolet Camaro Wheelie 2/4

Within eastern Canadian drag racing, the Can-Am Stock/Super Stock racing series is one of the most formidable, regional independent circuits for both Canadian and American Stock and Super Stock eliminator cars. During 2016, the series (which was founded by FJ Smith of Smith Performance Specialties) celebrated its 20th anniversary and a tribute 1968 Chevy Camaro emerged as the points champion. Raced by Tony Valerio Jr., (Welland, Ontario, Canada), this high-flying E/CM-classed Camaro features a Fastburn 385hp engine. The championship was both a rewarding and emotional one for Tony who dedicated his championship to the memory of his father, Tony Valerio, Sr., who passed away during the season. Tony Sr. had been instrumental in both Tony’s racing career and the construction of the championship-winning machine. The Camaro was repainted to be a tribute/replica of another Camaro that Tony Sr., had raced within the NHRA Modified Production class during his driving career.

Not Your Cookie Cutter!

1951 Chevy Pro Mod 3/4

Unique is the first word that comes to mind for racing fans when they see the Pro Modified 1951 Chevy raced by New York state-based partners Jason White and Donald “Shorty” Leppard. Based out of Cicero, New York, Jason and Donald have been campaigning this machine for five seasons. Over that time they have amassed an impressive fan following for their unconventional class entry. Driver Jason White is well known for his very smoky burnout procedure, and this little Chevy has dipped into the 5-second zone and 240 mph. It is one of only a handful of 1951 Chevy-style Pro Mod cars ever conceived. The team employs an alcohol-burning 526ci Brad Anderson engine, which is topped with a PSI screw blower. With that combo, they have about 3,000 hp to work with come race day. Jason is the co-owner of a family business (White’s Auto & Speed Supply) and Donald is the owner and operator of Old Man’s Garage.

Texas Turbo Terror

2015 Chevrolet Camaro Burnout 4/4

Todd Moyer, a longtime Chevy drag racer who honed his skills and reputation mostly within North America’s Outlaw 10.5 class racing scene has graduated to some professional-class racing. During late 2015, and for the 2016 season, Moyer shifted his focus to a Jerry Bickel-built and turbocharged 2015 Camaro, which is campaigned exclusively within eighth-mile circuit competition. This Pro Boost-classed car features a 528ci Xtreme Race Cars engine built by Carl Stevens Jr. equipped with twin 94mm Precision turbochargers that is truly as fast as it looks, running in the 3.7 e.t. zone at over 210 mph. Moyer, along with his wife, Kathleen, own and operate a very successful repair shop business located in Pasadena, Texas, (TRM Automotive & Diesel Service) also cite valued tuning support from both Steve Benoit and Joe Oplawski (Chicago-based Hyperactive Solutions) within his racing equation.



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