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NHRA Street Car Showdown cars make opening laps at Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals

The NHRA Street Car Showdown got off to a flying start with four  street cars driven by NHRA members attempting to reset the Street Car E.T. record of 5.85 seconds. Dave Schroeder's '66 Chevy Corvette had the best run of the opening salvo.
31 Aug 2019
NHRA National Dragster staff
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Street Car Showdown

The NHRA Street Car Showdown got off to a flying start with four  street cars driven by NHRA members attempting to reset the Street Car E.T. record of 5.85 seconds. 

Tom Bailey's 1969 Chevy Camaro is powered by a twin 88mm turbocharged 526ci SMX billet-aluminum engine while Bryant Goldstone's 1973 AMC Javelin has a 572ci Dart Ultra Tech Racing big-block Chevy, also fed by twin 88mm turbos. Joe Barry's '56 Chevy runs a similar combination to the first two, with twin turbos boosting a 598ci Dart-based big-block Chevy. Dave Schroeder's '66 Chevy Corvette is the outlier, relying on a four-stage nitrous system to add power to his 872ci Reher-Morrison big-block Chevy powerplant. 

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Schroeder had the best run of the opening round with a 6.577 in his nitrous-assisted 'Vette, outrunning Bailey's Sick 2.0  Camaro.  Barry's low-riding '56 Chevy, also spun by twin turbos, worked its way to an early-shutoff 7.43 alongside Goldstone's Javelin, which never got staged before the Tree was activated, resulting in no elapsed time.

Run 1: David Schroeder: 6.577, 210.44 mph versus Tom Bailey: 6.830, 156.84 mph

Run 2: Joe Barry: 7.438, 170.41 mph versus Bryant Goldstone: No time