DRAGZINE is set to dive back into the radial-tire racing fray with the announcement of an all-new project vehicle destined for the popular and highly competitive Limited Drag Radial eliminator.
Highly renowned chassis builder Keith Engling and his team at Skinny Kid Race Cars have been tasked with assembling the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28, which will feature many of the veteran fabricators’ assortment of state-of-the-art tricks of the trade that will undoubtedly make for an uber-competitive machine. The chassis is built within a body of production steel roof and quarters and a Cynergy Composites carbon-fiber hood, doors, rear deck lid and front end.
We have partnered again with Pro Line Racing on a soon-to-be-announced new engine package based on the tried-and-true big-block Chevrolet architecture. Pro Line and Racing Winning Brands have teamed up to co-develop this new engine technology package which will utilize a Dart billet aluminum, 1-inch raised-cam tall-deck engine block, and conventional 20-degree Dart cylinder heads with a completely new design featuring optimized valvetrain system and lifter location.
With the Pro Line engine coming in at 572 cubic inches, and boost provided by a ProCharger F3-136 with a ProCharger CrankDrive — power will transfer through an ATI three-speed Turbo 400 transmission and Neal Chance billet torque converter, controlled by an M&M shifter. A Strange Engineering billet 9.5-inch center section with 40-spline axles and brakes, along U.S. Gear Pro gears will put the power to the RC Components Comp Series wheels and Mickey Thompson 275’s.
FuelTech’s FT600 ECU will serve as the brains, while FuelTech’s FTSpark will deliver coil-on-plug spark to the individual cylinders, and a Rage fuel pump provides the fuel to create the combustion necessary for low 4-second performances on the racetrack.
Project BlownZ28 is slated for debut at the end of the 2020 season, as DRAGZINE places its focus on the Project Evil X275 Mustang for the better part of the season. Stay tuned for a complete series of build and on-track testing articles in which we’ll dive into the full vehicle specifications and details.