This is the most recent chapter of the famous Hemi vs. Buick shoootout,
with the added twist that the winner of Hemi vs Buick squares off against
an L88 Corvette. The shootout was hosted by Hot Rod Magazine, and was run
at Cordova IL in 2006. The cars are required to be compliant with stock
appearing rules as defined by the F.A.S.T. Musclecar racing series
(www.fastracesorg), with the exception of racing slicks being allowed.
F.A.S.T. Hemi 4 speed in car camera. Mopar GTX vs. Road Runner Drag Race
In car video of Joel Nystroms Hemi 4 speed 67 GTX as he battles Factory
Appearing Stock Tire Champion Dave Dudek. Tires on the GTX are stock G70-14
bias plys, that went up in smoke on the 1-2shift
Here is a veiw of the same run from the outside:
A 1/4 mile ride in Joel Nystroms Hemi 4 speed GTX
Mike Kamm sat in the back seat of my 67 Plymouth GTX, an original 30,000
mile Hemi 4 speed car, while I carefully baby it down Norwalks 1/4 mile
dragstrip. This pass was run on original style G70-14 bias ply tires, so
there was tire spin. Thats why I had to back pedal a little in 1st and the
shift light never went off in 2nd. I had the light set to come on at 6500
rpm, but wasn't shifting untill 7000. This was a mid 11 second pass at
about 124 mph.
Check it out from behind the car:
F.A.S.T 340 6 barrel on engine test stand
FAST (Factory appearing stock tire) legal 340-6 pack on engine test stand.
Headers are for startup only. 11.69 @ 118mph through factory manifolds on
stock polyglass tires. Check them out at fastraces.org