If you’re wondering what will happen when a consistently fast outlaw Pro Modified racecar is fired down a consistently fast racetrack, then you just might want to ask West coast racer Mike Maggio, as he traversed the quarter mile in 5.905 seconds at a stunning 261.09 miles per hour at Canada’s always-fast Mission Raceway Park. The California-based Maggio Motorsports team traveled to Mission to compete with the West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod series July 7-8, and Maggio’s 1970 Camaro on the Canadian track proved to be a magical combination as they made several runs over the 250 mph mark.
With low ETs and blazing-fast speeds underway, Maggio’s Camaro charged in to the finals to face Wade Sjostrum’s machine. Maggio not only won, but he did it in convincing fashion with an ET of 5.94-seconds at 261.02 mph. And it was a record-breaker. The Pro Mod rules require that for a record to be official it has to be backed up within the next two runs by a pass that is within 1% of the run in question. With Maggio’s final round 261 backing up his earlier run, it became official. His monstrous 1970 Camaro is the fastest outlaw Pro Mod in the land.
Pro Modified cars are allowed a number of options when comes the power plants and power adders used to coerce these fierce machines. Over the years this has led to a number of rivalries. First it was the nitrous cars against the blown cars, and now it’s becoming the turbo cars verses the blower cars.
With the many options in mind, Maggio decided to use a screw style blower to force-feed his Camaro. It makes one wonder: Did Maggio just send a message to his turbo counterparts?