QUICKEST 5.3 1/4 MILE PASS IN AMERICA??! 7.90@172! ONE GUY-ONE GARAGE-ONE NEFARIOUS NOVA!
I came across a group of racers from Minnesota heading up their own "Drag Weekend" a year ago at Byron Dragway and instantly grew a liking to friendliest of the racers and the idea of a scaled down Hot Rod Drag Week format. Headed up and started by Nathan Shaw his wife Stacy of Lakeville Minnesota owners of http://www.one-guys-garage.com/ the group travels to three tracks in three states in the weekend traveling up to 850 miles all driving their cars with or without towing a small trailer the whole trip. On this day, late in the season Nathan was out testing and match racing against Eric Olson and his Ford Ranger which is also street driven and twin turbo powered. Stay tuned for a video to come of the competition! On Nathan's first pass the bite was a little too much resulting in a wild power wheelstand run and an early shutdown. After putting a new tune in the 5.3 Twin turbo Nathan made his fastest pass ever and by all accounts the quickest 5.3 1/4 mile pass in America with a blistering email@example.com! Read below the story behind the Nova as told by Nathan... I've owned this 1971 Nova since I was 14 and I'm 38 now. It was a $400 gravel road IA beater with a 350 4 speed. It's been the car I have learned pretty much everything I know about cars with. When the LS craze first started around 2002, I bought a core 6.0 from the dealership I was working at and eventually in 2010, (after replacing every piece of sheet metal except the roof on it) I got it running and driving with a single turbo LS setup. This was shortly after I quit my job and opened One Guy's Garage, LLC. Since then, it's been a rolling test bed for different turbo and engine combos with a strong focus on something the "regular guy" can afford. Until 2016 it was a dual purpose car that also did auto-X and I swapped back and forth between a 17" and 15" wheel and tire setup. It's had a single 69mm 6.0 in the 10's, a single 76 alum 5.3 in the 9's, a single 88 iron 5.3 in the low 9's, a twin 66 alum 5.3 in the 8's and now a twin 72 alum 5.3 in the 7's. The one thing I plan to never take away from the car is the ability to drive it on long road trips and also give the girls a ride once in the while. Our Drag Weekend event is 700-850 miles in 3 days where we drive the race cards over a three day period, go through three different states and race at three different tracks. The current combo is a 2008 Gen 4 aluminum block with a stock LS2 crankshaft, Callie's Compstar H beam rods, Wiseco pistons, ARP main studs, and ARP 625 head studs. Top end consists of TFS 220 as cast heads, LilJohn Stage 2 TT cam, Precision Metalcraft sheet metal intake (that was destined for a dumpster). turbos are turbonetics TC7268's ($700 ea) and usually 30-32lbs of Boost for low 8 passes. The 7.90 run was 36lbs of Boost and just a tick more than my fuel pump could handle and caused some head gasket damage. It weighs 3200lbs with me in it. A few more details... Rear suspension is leaf spring with Caltracs, 28x10.5 Pro Bracket Radial MT, Viking DA shocks all around, Smith Racecraft front clip, 4L80E overdrive trans with a PTC 9.5 converter and the key to making it live, an Extreme Automatics valve body with Griner brake. I've been fortunate enough to get some parts donated to the car from vendors wanting me to test out their stuff. The Griner brake was one item I've tested for them this year. Last year, I proved that The Driveshaft Shops carbon driveshaft will drop a couple hundredths off a 60ft. Holley Dominator EFI and E85 for fuel. The LS powered cars in Minnesota are a pretty close knit group of cars that all know each other. In 2014 I battled back and forth with Steven Kiehne and his 94 Firebird (the purple car at the track Saturday) with who could be the quickest LS in MN for the winter. He ended up going 8.71 to my 8.82. Bragging rights for him. That's kind of what started it all. That involved a couple late season trips to Byron and we realized what a fun atmosphere it is there and how the owners treat their racers. In 2015...same deal...this time I battled a black 99 Trans Am owned by Ryan Hawkins ( I built it lol). Pulled it off with a 8.31 to his 8.55. Several lists were started on FB pages, MNstreetcars quickest and a page run by myself MN Quickest Street Cars. It has inspired some competition and mostly friendly racing. Several LS guys were dumping money into their stuff this year. 416-427LSX stuff with twin 76's at 1400whp. I knew I'd need to turn it up a notch and made a goal to try to be the first to the 7's. Do less with more. This year...another fourth Gen F-body owned by Josh Shones gave me a run (I put the turbo kit on this one). A few weeks ago he went 8.30 and then I countered with a 8.25 in Byron. We decided to give it hell last weekend and it worked. First to the 7's with the help of Stacy being the one trackside with me to get me lined up, so it was a special day for us!
16 YR OLD TAYLOR HANUS~JLV RACING~ '69 CAMARO~ 2014 REVIEW
2014 was an impressive rookie year for 16 year old Taylor Hanus behind the wheel of her grandfather Jack Van De Voorde’s 496ci Super Pro ’69 Camaro… Ever since Taylor was a little girl she preferred toy cars over dolls. Years of sitting in the stands with her late grandmother Mary, watching her grandfather “Papa Jack” and other family members race was surely a factor. She recalls sitting for hours betting with grandma and picking her favorite color car to win. Years later towards the end of the racing season, Taylor almost 14 now, was taken by her grandparents to see her first Jr. dragster race where she was able to sit in a few Jr. dragsters cockpits and dream what it would be like to race one. That dream started to become a reality with a surprise on Taylor’s 14th birthday in December. Papa Jack and Taylor’s father Charlie surprised Taylor with a gift to an all day Jr. dragster lesson in February at Doug Foley’s Drag Racing School in Florida! Taylor will never forget the valuable lessons taught and most of all learning to drive Doug Foley’s sons Jr. Dragster! Next up was purchasing a 7.90 Jr. dragster for Taylor. She then competed for two years with the Jr. dragster learning to cut a light and be consistent in everything she did. But now having being bit by the racing bug, she had an itch for “Papa Jack’s Camaro which he hadn’t raced personally since 2010. With Taylor now 16 years old, the decision was made to move up and race the Camaro! Under the watchful eye and guidance of Papa Jack who himself had been racing competitively since the ‘60’s, Taylor was given the opportunity to become the youngest driver in the Super Pro class at her home track Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois. Taylor had a remarkable rookie year running consistent 10’s and by the end of the season had set her personal best of firstname.lastname@example.org! She was known for her perfect burnouts and reaction times that left even the seasoned racers in awe! As the 2015 season is near,Taylor now 17 years old, looks to get into the 8’s and dedicates the upcoming season to her beloved grandmother Mary who recently passed away. Mary along with her husband Jack were with Taylor at every race and she will be greatly missed cheering on Taylor but still will be there in spirit.
DIONISIO GUILLEN NOVA PRO MOD
Piques del Recuerdo, Dionisio Guillen, Cardanes Carabobo con Chevy Nova, probando en Dragway Valencia, 3ra Valida Nacional 2001.
1500hp Monte Carlo STREET BEAST
Street Outlaws Doc's STREET BEAST as it's named, is a car that has most definitely proven itself on the street by winning Cash Days V and numerous other heavy hitting heads up street races / grudge races including this race featured at North Star Dragway in TX