SouthwestDrags: El Paso Motorplex Christmas Shootout 2009
El Paso Motorplex Drag Racing Christmas Shootout 2009 El Paso, TX
There were some fast cars in the door slammer shootout with Pat Neal from Tucson in his Ford powered Camaro taking the win over De la Rosa's Vega. De la Roasa had backed out of the staging beams in the final getting an automatic DQ, the two racers split the purse. Pat was running as fast as 8.6's with the Camaro while Jason Hinojos ran his first 8 second pass in his blow-thru Mustang with an 8.998 @ 150. The street and modified classes were combined.
Pat Neal, Tucson, AZ - Ford Powered Camaro
- 2nd Rafael De La Rosa - Chevy Vega
Lorenzo Hidalgo - Chevy Nova
- 2nd Lalo Meza - Ford Mustang
Robert Martin - Ford Maverick
2nd Adian Vega - Ford Mustang
2nd Tracy Mcintyre
1976 Chevrolet Vega with a 400 V8
1976 Chevrolet Vega with a custom installed 400 c.i.d. V8. I spotted this car on the PA turnpike near New Stanton,PA. It was being towed home to Ohio after a visit to an action in Atlantic City, New Jersey. I don't think it was a true GT but it was a really nicely maintained example of a rare classic 70's Vega.
Chevrolet Vega swapped in 5 speed
Removed the 2 speed power glide automatic and put in a Borg Warner T-50 5-speed from a '77 Chevy Monza.
Car is a stock '73 Vega GT with a 2.3L, 140 cubic inch 4-cylinder with a 2-barrel carb. The muffler is an old rusty glass pack.
5 Speeds are much better than 2......
FrankenVega POWER footage
Was coming back from the Elyria Apple Festival car show and figured I grab some power footage real quick. Unfortunatly no one was with me to zoom the camcorder, so first gear blasts is about it.