Fresh Ride: Scott Taylor’s New “No Prep Kings” 2021 Camaro

Race cars have a shelf life, it doesn’t matter how many rounds they’ve won, because at some point they just won’t perform the same and need to be retired. “No Prep Kings” star Scott Taylor has experienced this firsthand with his “Track Doe” Firebird, and realized it was time to stop bringing a knife to a gunfight. Taylor’s new Track Doe is a sleek 2021 Camaro that was designed for no-prep dominance.

The old “Track Doe” Firebird was pushing 23 years old and had lived a good life as a racecar. Taylor and his team had done everything they could to extract every bit of performance out of the old girl, but she was really starting to show her age. The car also wasn’t built for Taylor, so he wasn’t exactly comfortable behind the wheel, either.

“I really didn’t fit in the old car very well at all. The steering wheel was down past my knees, the car really didn’t have a lot of room for me inside either. The Firebird had a 103-inch wheelbase, so I had the shortest car out of the racers that are contenders for the NPK championship. Before we brought this car out, everyone above me in the points also had a new car, and we were just wasting time not getting a new car,” Taylor says.

The new “Track Doe” was built by Wally Stroupe and the team at SRC Motorsports. Taylor knew from the start he wanted to build a Camaro, but he wasn’t sure if he was going to build a classic or modern body style machine. Originally, Taylor ordered a 1969 Camaro body through Stroupe, but after adding up how many of those body styles were already in NPK, and sitting in a 1969 Camaro, he decided to change things up. The order for the 1969 Camaro was canceled, the 2021 was selected, and the build began.

The 2021 Camaro is powered by a 524 cubic-inch BAE HEMI that has been assembled by Jimmy Rector. An Aeromotive fuel system and Billet Atomizer fuel injectors feed the big HEMI all the M1 in can feast on. Taylor uses an F4-140 ProCharger to pump boost into the engine, while a full assortment FuelTech components control the HEMI. The horsepower flows through an Allan Pope Performance transmission to a Strange Engineering rearend. “Track Doe” rides on a stylish set of Race Star wheels, and Taylor is kept safe inside the car by seat belts from RaceQuip.

The original “Track Doe” wasn’t driving as it should, and Taylor speculates that’s because the chassis was flexing a lot. The Firebird just wasn’t designed to go as fast as Taylor was pushing it and that was starting to become a problem. Taylor’s new Camaro is packed with features that will allow him to apply all the power his HEMI can make.

“The 2021 Camaro has a better wheelbase, and it has more space for me inside the car. Wally thought it would make a better racecar overall since it had more room for the slicks and other essential parts. We had a very simple four-link under the rear of the Firebird that limited what we could do when it came to adjustments. The new car has one of Wally’s highly adjustable four-link setups, so that’s going to really help us tune the car,” Taylor says.

Taylor’s new ride is a state-of-the-art race car that’s going to shake up the no-prep world once he has a chance to sort the car out.

About the author

Brian Wagner

Spending his childhood at different race tracks around Ohio with his family’s 1967 Nova, Brian developed a true love for drag racing. When Brian is not writing, you can find him at the track as a crew chief, doing freelance photography, or beating on his nitrous-fed 2000 Trans Am.
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