In a test session at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio this week, Kooks Custom Headers Pro Street racer Jeff Lutz blistered the track with a 6.05 at 242 mph and followed it with a 6.04 at 241 mph. In that second hit, his eighth-mile time was a 4.02 at 193 mph. His ’69 Camaro, powered by a 540 cubic-inch Pat Musi-built engine and Precision twin 88 mm turbos, was wearing Mickey Thompson’s new 34.5-inch slicks.
“We had been receiving significant chassis help from Monte Smith, Chris Rini and his crew, and we really started putting power in the car,” said tuner Patrick Barnhill of PTP Racing. “Things are coming around, and if we keep working on the car and get the 60-foot down, it will run great. Our goal is to be the third five-second NMCA car.”
By Mary Lendzion