Bruce Kent - Kenne Bell Big Block Buick Apollo 8.96- Wheelstand 10-17-2013
Bruce Kent - GS Nationals 2013, Bowling Green, Ky. 8.96 @ 152mph. This car is awesome, leaves hard and goes straight. One of the best engineered cars I have ever seen created by one of the nicest people you will ever meet. I apologize for the poor down track video quality. I was so blown away by the launch that by the time I could wheel around to catch the tail end of the run Bruce was gone. Wow!
9 Second Buick GSX Stage2 GS Stage1 9.51 @ 140
We originally built this car with Frank Urbinati back in 1996.It debuted at the GS Nationals where it won the GS Pro Street class races. It was also the 1st GS Pro Street class car to break into the 9's at the time.Thanks to Frank this project came to life. Fast forward to 2010 and the car has been taken over by Bob Ortolani,the car still looks great and Bob decided to bring it up another level. We were happy to have the car come back to our shop and to have the opportunity to work with Bob and put together the new powerplant. The video shows the results of our 1st day out to tune the engine. The 1st two passes were shakedowns to check fuel/oil pressures and get a feel for the new combo. By the 3rd run we had posted a 9.62 @ 138 hitting the 7100rpm rev limiter chip! The 4th run was a 9.52 @ 140. On the 5th run it went 9.51 @ 140.65! After a good cool down and a timing adjustment we were ready to try for a 9.40 run, launching right off idle the car gave us a nice big unexpected wheelie! The wheelie sure lookes cool but we know we can go quicker with a little more suspension work to straighten out the launch and try to keep the front down. We're sure it'll go into the 9.40's yet and maybe even 30's after everything is worked out.
Buick GS Nationals - Bowling Green, KY Oct 18, 2013
This video was taken on Oct 18, 2013 at the Buick GS Nationals at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, KY. Stay tuned... lots more video to come.
Jeff Brock Bonneville Buick
Jeff Brock, driving his "Bombshell Betty" 1952 Buick Super Riviera, sets a new class world-record at Bonneville in early October 2012.