It was just a few short weeks ago that we brought you the story of a pair of Brazilian racers who had taken a major step in the Pro Modified racing world. Roderjan Busato and Fabip Costa enlisted the services of American-based Proline Racing with one intention in mind — destroying the old national record for Brazilian doorslammers. And helping them accomplish it would be none other than Steve Petty and Eric Dillard.
During Petty and Dillards’ last visit to Brazil they helped Busato and Costa establish a good baseline for race day after a few test hits. Dillard was then recently called back to Brazil to help tune the Camaro of Busato for an event being held at Velopark, in Nova Santa Rita, Brazil and the first record to fall was the current national mark of 7.451 at 182mph. Easily surpassed was that record as Roderjan blasted to a 6.34-second pass at over 230mph. As the rounds went on the runs continued to get faster and faster and driver and tuner became more acquainted with the track surface.
As Busato rolled through the competition in the second round he bested his previous run to a new mark of 6.26 at 232mph. With the crowd on edge from each pass that the Proline powered Camaro was throwing down the anticipation grew for the final round. On his final pass Busato once again brought the crowd to their feet with another national record pass which stands at 6.17-seconds with a 250 mph trap speed. With very similar 481X powerplants to those used here in the states, suffice it to say these Brazilian trailblazers have only touched the tip of the iceberg thus far.