Sportsman/ProMod Atlanta Recap
A Recap of the finals for all the Sportsman and ProMod classes from the
2011 Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals from Commerce, GA
Don Kitch Explains the Pacific Raceways Track
Don Kitch of ProFormance Racing School is guiding me around the Pacific
Raceways track near Kent, WA. It was my first track day as part of the
"Intro to Sport Driving" Class. I was driving my Porsche Boxster S (981) in
convoy with an almost brand new Porsche 911 Carrera 4S (991). This video
shows me driving in the lead driving twice around, with Don explaining the
best line and providing some feedback on my driving.
Top Sportsman, Pacific Raceways, May 15th, 2010
Barry Hobson (far lane) & Joe Loch on a qualifying hit at Pacific. Video
by Paul Young, Edwards & Young Racing. Hobson runs a 705 Sonny Leonard
engine in his GrandAm. Loch runs a 800+ Sonny Leonard wedge in his Cavalier
- both normally aspirated.
1969 Mac's Chevrolet NRHA Divsion 5 Super Stock Camaro 427
I recently started the full restoration of this NHRA Super Stock racer
originally from Cornhusker's Raceway (home track) in Nebraska. This car was
prepped, converted, and raced starting in 1969 and campaigned in the Super
Stock class through 1974 in NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) Division 5,
the "West Central Division".
One of the original part-owners of this car was Al McNamara, the proprietor
of a Nebraska Chevrolet Franchised dealer. This dealer was Mac's Chevrolet
/ Oldsmobile in Crete, Nebraska. The Camaro was raced new off the
show-room floor in 1969.
From the show-room floor the Camaro was shipped by way of Del
Clausen's shop, Del's Star Auto Body, where he laid on the "one of a kind"
paint scheme in his Mason City, Iowa Auto Body Center
The next stop for this Camaro was over to Dick Harrell's
St Louis, Missouri Performance Center where he prepared all of the Camaro's 427 power plants
(including an all Aluminum ZL-1 427), the Camaro's chassis, and the Camaro's multiple
transmissions. "MR CHEVROLET'S" shop converted the Camaro from it's original Muncie
four speed to a Harrell Performance Center prepared turbo 400 transmission. Dick's shop also supplied
a specially prepared "Clutch Driven" turbo 400 transmission for use later in the 1969
The "Legendary" NHRA Division 5 driver, Charles (Charlie) Jacobs, also a
part-owner of this Camaro, campaigned as the driver
of this Camaro with
great success winning his division's "points" class in Super Stock and his
division's "Chevrolet Manufacturers" class.
Al and Charles sold the car sometime in 1970 to the next set of owners.
These owners continued to campaign the Camaro, which afforded them
division wins in 1971 and 1973.
Stay tuned for addition video documenting the Camaro's restoration progress.
Team Camaro Tech
Museum of American Speed
Del Clausen Article