Making criminal levels of boost or stuffing epic amounts of nitrous into an engine is fun, but nothing beats making huge power on nothing but motor. Back before the days of power adders racers, had to maximize what they had and really know how to tune it. Now you can call up your favorite engine builder and get a mill that has pistons the size of paint cans and enough displacement to float a battleship, all paired with highly advanced and extremely potent power adders.
Recently Dieter Herrmann became the quickest man in Australia on nothing but motor when his Pontiac GTO ran booming 6.31 at 222 mph.
Herrmann was competing in the Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series at Willowbank Raceway when he uncorked his record pass racing in the Top Sportsman category. The Pontiac GTO Herrmann pilots is sporting some good old American-made muscle under the hood with a Sonny’s Racing mill doing the work. At over 800 cubic inches, the Sonny Leonard-built engine has no issues making close to 2,000 horsepower, allowing Herrman to run deep into the six-second zone.
Being able to run so quick and fast on all motor isn’t an easy task at all — it takes the culmination of a lot of things to get it done right. An all motor car has to be efficient in how it puts the power down smoothly while the driver does his job of keeping it in the grove and hitting his shift points like a sniper. Check out this video from Drag Import Media that shows Herrmann’s Goat running right down broadway and lighting up the board with the new record.