What was a rather modest heads-up category at one time has quickly followed the natural path of evolution to one of envelope-pushing with some truly incredible performances and rising costs to match. We’re of course speaking of X275, and while there’s no question that it’s still the fastest-growing and perhaps most popular class in all of drag racing these days, if you want to run at the front you’re gonna’ need to bring a lot bigger gun to the show.
One of the many projects for the category currently underway is the buildup of this 2002 Chevrolet Camaro belonging to Todd Harris that’s being prepared at the Fusion Fab shop in New Jersey.
The Camaro features Racecraft suspension components on all four corners and a 25.3 cert chassis. For power, Harris has opted for a more unique engine combination under the hood, selecting a Vortech supercharger with a gear drive to operate out in front of the 400 cubic inch small block Chevrolet prepared by Kogan Motorsports.
Fusion Fab was tabbed to install the 400-inch powerplant into the rolling chassis, mount the gear drive and the supercharger, fabricate the entire intercooler and exhaust system, including the intercooler piping and headers with Vibrant Performance mufflers with the obligatory bullhorns protruding from the fenders. An engine belly pan and rear push bar brackets were also on the to-do list. At present, Harris’ ride is down to the construction of one header and some odds and ends work before hitting the track for testing in just a few short weeks. In addition to Fusion Fab, All Out Automotive, also in New Jersey, has also played a vital role in the project and will also serve as one of the primary sponsors on the car.
With so many Mustangs out there, it’s great to see another F-body out there mixing it up, and this is certainly one heck of an example of the later model Camaros.