Super Gas Corvettes - Super Gas Class Is A Gas, Gas, Gas

Part 1: A History Of The NHRA S/G Class And A Look At Eight Of The Most Talented Drivers In The Sport Today

Christopher R. Phillip Oct 20, 2010 0 Comment(s)
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Wes Adams
Age: 32
Corvette: '67 coupe
Sponsor(s): Jerry Barker Racing
Years racing your Corvette: Two
Body/chassis: Suncoast/Suncoast
Engine brand: Dart BBC
Displacement: 582ci
Horsepower: 950
Best mph in S/G 9.90 index: 165
Best e.t./mph (no throttle stops): 8.20/169
Biggest win(s) in your S/G Corvette: NHRA Southern Nationals semifinals (2009)
Why did you choose Corvette over other bodies? I've always been a Chevy person. When I partnered up with Jerry Barker Motorsports last year, there was no question it would be a Chevrolet. What's better than the pinnacle of sports cars? The classic lines and aerodynamics of the Corvette made it an easy decision
Other Corvettes currently owned: '09 Z06

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Thomas Bayer
Age: 42
Corvette: '62 roadster
Sponsor(s): Lucas Oil, Toyo Tires, K&N Filters, Crower, B&M Converters
Years racing your Corvette: Five
Body/chassis: Unknown/unknown
Engine brand: Dart BBC
Displacement: 565ci
Horsepower: 900
Best mph in S/G 9.90 index: 160
Best e.t./mph (no throttle stops): 8.90/161
Biggest win(s) in your S/G Corvette: NHRA Division 7 Super Gas Championship (2006)
Why did you choose Corvette over other bodies? Classic style
Other Corvettes currently owned: None, but I once owned a '68 convertible with a removable hardtop

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Randy Balough
Age: 50
Corvette: '63 roadster
Sponsor(s): Uncle Joe Benson from KLOS radio in Los Angeles
Years racing your Corvette: Six (Prior to that, Balough raced a '57 Vette in S/G)
Body/chassis: Suncoast/Sarmento
Engine brand: Dart BBC
Displacement: 600ci
Horsepower: 1,100
Best mph in S/G 9.90 index: 168
Best e.t./mph (no throttle stops): 7.40/173
Biggest win(s) in your S/G Corvette: NHRA Division 7 Super Gas Championship (2004) and multiple national and divisional races
Why did you choose Corvette over other bodies? Aerodynamics, visibility, and nothing is cooler than a Vette
Other Corvettes currently owned: None

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Shannon Brinkley
Age: 43
Corvette: '01 roadster
Sponsor(s): Spookers Halloween
Years racing your Corvette: Nine
Body/chassis: Suncoast/Undercover Chassis
Engine brand: Dart BBC
Displacement: 598ci
Horsepower: 1,150
Best mph in S/G 9.90 index: 157
Best e.t./mph (no throttle stops): 8.40/165
Biggest win(s) in your S/G Corvette: Multiple NHRA divisional wins
Why did you choose Corvette over other bodies? Aerodynamics and the sheer coolness of the car
Other Corvettes currently owned: '04 Medium Spiral Gray coupe

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