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.
9-Second Buick Regal Drag Racing and the Corvette on 10.5w wipes out!!
HOK Kandy Regal drag racing! Street legal, 9 seconds on motor! The Corvette gets loose and ends up in my lane after sliding sideways. My first Hot Street victory! Mid 9s on 255/60-15 radials....1.32 60' time!!! Track not very good that day for any of the fast cars, and 90 degree weather to boot!
1972 Buick GS Stage 1 does the quarter mile at Muslepalooza and Wins!!!
My dads all original (minus one repaint), # matching 1972 Buick GS Stage 1 auto does the quarter mile at Musclepalooza @ Lebanon Vally Raceway. The drivetrain has never been touched and has 110,000 miles on it. This wasn't the fastest run as his first run (and first time ever with this car) ran a 14.43 if he had traction off the line the times would probably be closer to 14 flat. He ran a 14.61 @ 94mph and wins!!!
1972 Street Strip Oldsmobile 442 takes its fastest pass ever 10.92@121
Well this was shot at the Olds Fall Nationals at Byron Dragstrip......Probley the last Nitrous pass this ole low compression 455 will ever take........I will allways be impressed with the beating this 455 took over the last 6 years.........Countless drag strip passes ( at least 40 Nitrous passes) along with the car shows,parts runs and street racing I did with it........Ole 455 you get a AAAAAAAAAAA+++++++++++! Thanks for the memories and I hope the new mill lasts half as long as you did........Iam going to freshen this ole motor up and keep it as a back up to the new mill going toghter that should be ready to drop in this spring sometime......