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April 2012 Chevy High Performance Garage

Feb 16, 2012
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Speed Addiction

Quarter-miles quicker than 10 seconds, burnouts that last more than a minute, and heavy g’s around a corner with your face against the glass; all speed-related and all are cool. But, if you get a chance to attend a Skip Barber multiday racing or driving class, you will truly become addicted to the sensation of speed.

Sometimes we forget that speed is not just acceleration, but reaction and smooth transitions. The autocross, threshold braking, skidpad, and shifting exercises define what we love about cars—speed with elegance. I never knew how much I didn’t know until I went through their program. Controlled speed is a form of art; get some today.

Christmas is coming Henry, seriously tell someone you want this package and it will happen. I promise you will not be disappointed. Keep in mind that there’s only one danger and that’s you will want more (I have been four times), and this drug addiction can be expensive too.

Gary Carmack
Via email

Innovative New RaceDrive by ProCharger

ProCharger released its new ProCharger RaceDrive design. This new product is an integrated geardrive that is combined with their recently redesigned lineup of F3 superchargers. Currently it will be offered in three different configurations: the F3A-121RD, F3R-130RD, and the F3R-136RD. The ProCharger RaceDrive is a compact drive unit that centrally mounts the ProCharger closer to the engine and higher up for easier installation. For more information, visit

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Holley has been selected by NASCAR to supply high-performance throttle bodies to Sprint Cup Series teams as they transition to electronic fuel injection in 2012. Holley has a long-standing relationship with NASCAR, helping to ensure high-quality fuel delivery products have been supplied to their teams for over 40 years. Holley carburetors have powered every professional NASCAR team since the ’60s. For more information, visit

2012 NMCA Flowmaster Muscle Car Nationals Series Schedule

The NMCA Flowmaster Muscle Car Nationals is pleased to announce its 2012 series event schedule. The new schedule includes familiar favorites along with many special events guaranteed to make each NMCA event the place to be for muscle car fanatics!  

March 15-18, 2012

10th Annual Ross Racing Pistons NMCA Muscle Car Nationals
Featuring the GM Performance Parts LSX Challenge Bradenton Motorsports Park, Bradenton, FL

April 12-15, 2012

4th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals
Atlanta Dragway, Commerce, GA

June 8-10, 2012

10th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Nationals
Featuring the 4th Annual Late-Model Hemi Shootout Maryland International Raceway, Mechanicsville, MD

July 12-15, 2012

7th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street Legal Drag Racing
Presented by Miller Welders Route 66 Raceway, Joliet, IL

August 3-5, 2012

11th Annual Quick Fuel Technology NMCA Muscle Car Nationals
Featuring the Dave Duell Nostalgia Super Stock Classic Beech Bend Raceway, Bowling Green, KY

August 24-26, 2012

6th Annual JE Pistons NMCA Muscle Car Nationals
Featuring the Ford Racing Cobra Jet Showdown Milan Dragway, Milan, MI

October 11-14, 2012

11th Annual FueLab NMCA World Street Finals
Featuring the 6th Annual GM Performance Parts LSX Shootout Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

November 9-11, 2012

4th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Lone Star Shootout
Royal Purple Raceway, Houston, TX

For more information on the NMCA Flowmaster Muscle Car Nationals, log onto or call 714.444.2426.

Writings on the Wall

Facebook Fans Speak Out

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Buck Mercer: Great magazine, been getting it for about five years now.

Scott Borge: Just renewed my subscription for another three years!

Jordan Laskowski: I know you folks have stickers. If I subscribe for life, could I get some?

Carb or EFI

Jonathan M. White: How about comparing the cost to horsepower production of both?

Tom Skillman: Do a carb, then an EFI setup.

George Primm: Both! Come on, you’ll test several heads or cams on an engine. Help us in this world of high tech versus dollars.

Michael O. Farabee: Carb, dinosaurs rule!

Travis “The E-peen” Foster: Everyone knows how to carb. Let’s learn a little something and do EFI.

Project True Ten Five

Justin Bass: Love me some third-gen builds, get nasty with it!

Kyle Shepard: Twin turbo’d LSX maybe!

Donald Bennett: Wonder how well it goes around corners?



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