Heavy Chevy – 1972 Yenko Nova

April 13th, 2018

Competing in the Limited Drag Radial (3,33o-pound minimum) Class, Justin Martin and friends are campaigning one of the most stunning muscle cars to ever roll through the bleach box.       

The ride is a 1972 Yenko Nova with a billet big block Chevrolet engine. The engine is built by Pete Harrell of Harrell Engine & Dyno (HED) in Mooresville, North Carolina.

A pair of Garrett 88-millimeter turbochargers cram copious amounts of dense air into the massive engine and a Holley fuel injection system keeps the giddy-up juice flowing.

A Mark Micke (M&M) transmission handles the shifting duties.

Today, you will see this Nova (in Lamborghini Orange from 2014) post a best eighth-mile of 4.15-seconds @ 186.25 mph. By competing in the LDR Class, Justin took himself out of the money with the added weight. The car has run at under 2,800-pounds but had to weigh-in much heavier for LDR. The lighter competition just killed him but he got within .031-seconds of a new LDR world record. Maybe next time.

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