Video: Picturesque COPO Camaro Wheelstand Ends In The Wall

For some reason there are people that think driving a drag car is easy. Yes, at slower elapsed times and speeds it can be fairly simple to get down the track, but when you start getting into the quicker numbers, getting a car down the track becomes more challenging. And when you take away things like traction control and wheelie bars, piloting a vehicle can become much sketchier when the cars are in the single digits. 

copoThe new generation COPO Camaros are a fine example of cars that can get down and boogie, and this recent video from the 2013 World Cup Finals: Import versus Domestic shows when you add a powerful race car and a sticky race track just about anything can happen.

The World Cup Finals has been running for 18 years now at Maryland International Raceway. This event brings out the big boys of the import racing world and pits them against some of the fastest domestics in the country. Classes like Outlaw vs. Extreme have tube chassis imports squaring off against Outlaw 10.5 machines, producing some of the most insane dream matchups when it comes to Import vs. Domestic racing. With cars coming from Puerto Rico and South America you know everybody is bringing their kill tune-ups.

Maryland native Paul Barham, who normally campaigns his 2012 Chevrolet COPO Camaro in the BB/SA division in the NHRA and IHRA, was competing at the WCF in his beautiful black and blue and certainly found the racing surface an cool fall air to his liking, until a picture-perfect wheelstand ended with the car tagging the left hand guardrail, leaving battle scars down the drivers side of the car. These factory-built race cars carry a price tag of at least $86,000 (MSRP before any dealer markups), so you can just imagine the internal pain inflicted by Barham when his pristine pride and joy ground down the concrete barrier. No, that won’t exactly buff out, but Barham should have it as good as new in no time.

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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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