The advent of small-form-factor, easy-to-mount camera systems like the GoPro Hero 3+ have permitted racers to record runs on the track from all sorts of angles. In these two videos, Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series competitor Jim Voth has one camera angled at the driver from inside the car, and another underneath the rearend of the car, pointing backward towards the wheelie bars and starting line in an attempt to see how the rear suspension responds to power application.
Voth’s Super Stock GT/E Monte Carlo relies on a 327 cubic inch engine and four-speed transmission. This event took place at Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park, where Voth unfortunately lit the angry red bulb in the first round of competition, going -.031 on the tree against eventual class runner-up Lloyd Wofford in his 2005 Dodge Stratus.
We love seeing Voth bang four in his Jerico-equipped machine — there’s just nothing like a crashbox with a driver that enjoys wheeling it. Based in Kansas, Voth’s Super Stock machine is capable of running deep into the 9’s in GT/E trim; this weekend he was dialed-in in the 9.90’s. The Super Stock GT/E index is currently 10.50.
Check out the videos, particularly the view from beneath the car, where you get one of the coolest looks you’ll ever see of a stick-shit car hitting the tires at ever gear change all the way down the strip. Of course, the sound of this high-winding small block is pretty entertaining in itself, too.
Videos courtesy Jim Voth