Jeremy Rogers has made a name for himself on Discovery Channel’s show Street Outlaws behind the wheel of his 1972 Nova known as “The Bank Note”. Ever since Rogers started running on the streets with the crew from the 405 he has been able to climb “The List” while making big additions to his car … but now he’s raising the bar again. Rogers has ditched nitrous as the power adder of choice on his Nova and moved into the forced induction world with a blower from ProCharger.
The blower of choice to add boost to the Bank Note is an F3-121 unit from ProCharger, and it’s attached the Brad Racing Engines 598 cubic-inch big-block Chevrolet with a geardrive from the Supercharger Store. To move the boost from the blower into the engine Rogers used Woolf tubing that was fitted into place by MMS Motorsports in Oklahoma. An APD blow-through carburetor mixes the methanol fuel and air as it’s forced into the engine by the F3 blower.
For Rogers, making the change to a blower was all about becoming more competitive on the street and the track.
“I really wanted to try and make more horsepower while cutting a bunch of weight out of the car, so that’s why we went to this new setup. Another reason was to get away from the nitrous because it was just too finicky at times and was a problem. With the blower, the car is now making close to 700 more horsepower than it was on nitrous.”
Adding all the power to the car has been the easy part, but what comes after has been a struggle for Rogers.
“More power makes more changes, for sure, and my learning experience has been a rough ride, I promise you. It’s like Big Chief told me, ‘anybody can buy horsepower’. Right off the bat, when we got the blower on the car I blew the carburetor hat off and pushed a head gasket when we tried to feed it 52 pounds of boost the first pass down the road. I didn’t even know what it would do when I put blower and geardrive on itm so spinning that blower at 100 percent wasn’t the best idea.”
Rogers thinks that after he gets the chassis lined out it should be a top five contender on the show, but that will take some time.
“I’m confident I can get it figured out and make the car work. I’ve got a lot of track invites coming up where I’ll try to get everything figured out. Between the double-frame rail I added and the longer wheelie bars I’m hoping that will get it done. I’m super excited about the new setup and it makes plenty of horsepower now; it’s just trying to get it figured out and it will be a player when we get it done, for sure.”
Look for Rogers and the Bank Note to start making some serious noise on the streets and at No Prep events all over the country this year!