Michael Rieck has been racing his Boosted Blue C10 Chevy pickup for several years and has found success racing it in various truck classes and no-prep events, with his most recent victory coming at Outlaw Armageddon 8 at Thunder Valley Raceway Park. Looking for more performance, Rieck commissioned Larry Jeffers Race Cars to build a new version of Boosted Blue to expand his racing repertoire and perhaps go a little quicker.
The original Boosted Blue ran 4.30s to the 1/8-mile, and with this new version Rieck is expecting high 3-second elapsed times. The Arizona resident teamed up with Steve Summers and Visner Engine Development to build a 5.0-inch-bore-space, billet big-Block Chevy paired with a ProCharger F-4X-140 supercharger.
The new, smaller powerplant is stuffed with a Winberg crankshaft, R&R connecting rods and Ross pistons, as well as a Militia camshaft and Jesel valvetrain. An Aeromotive fuel system will supply the fuel, and Steve Summers is tuning the Haltech Nexus R5 EFI system.
Where the previous truck, which is currently for sale, featured a 2×3 Chris Alston chassis, the new LJRC-built machine is a 6.0 double framerail design, and Summers set it up so Rieck could run both big tires as well as radials. The new design saved a few hundred pounds in weight, but Rieck noted that he’ll likely have to add most of that back in for the big-tire races, though he will be able to place it where he wants it.
While he has usually raced throughout the southwest and the middle of the country, Rieck plans to continue racing in various truck classes on the east coast for the rest of the season. If testing in Michigan goes well in the near future, the Boosted Blue C10 could make its debut at No Mercy 14 in Georgia, perhaps with some 315 radials on it.