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MacNeish Sets NHRA Record In Super Chevy Feature Car

Super Chevy feature subject Jerry MacNeish (July 2010) set the NHRA D/Stock Eliminator record with his 1967 Z/28. Running at the NHRA Lucas Oil Divisional series race at Atco Raceway (Atco, New Jersey), MacNeish ran 10.45 at 126.221 mph (3,115-lb race weight) and then backed up the run with a 10.53 before tearing the engine down for the mandatory NHRA technical inspection, which includes removal of one cylinder head, amongst other things.

"Conditions were not that great at Atco. It was 1,100 feet corrected altitude," MacNeish said, "but we were able to clock a 1.40 60-foot time that helped. We were only one of two cars to establish a record of the 20-or-so cars that made a record attempt during the event."

The old D/S record was held at 10.53/125.95 by John Duzac in another '67 Z/28, and the feat came only weeks after MacNeish broke an engine at a previous event.

MacNeish, a well-known Camaro historian and author out of Maryland, has been campaigning the Z/28 since 2008 and it's been a drag car most of its life. In this class, "Stock" means just that. You must run stock, unported heads and intake, a factory carb and a stock-lift camshaft. The heads, intake and carb must all have the correct casting numbers. For this race, he was running a 302 built by Gary McGlasson, though he also runs a Bub Whitaker bullet. (You are allowed a .075-inch overbore, but must maintain the OE stroke.)

You can read the entire story of MacNeish's amazing Z/28 in the July Super Chevy, which hits your local newsstand on May 25.

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