When Team Baskin rolls into a race, they’re bringing with them cars with proven combinations, drivers with proven skills and a crew that has their routine down-pat and knows what works and what doesn’t. Proof of that is Greg Delaney, who got behind the wheel of his Baskin-owned ’10 Camaro and ’00 Trans Am and drove to finishes that were oh-so-close to top spots in points in NMCA’s Comp Cams Pro Stock and Chevrolet Performance LSX Challenge Series’ ERL Performance LSX All Motor. In addition, he maintained the finely-tuned cars of Comp Cams Pro Stock driver Don Baskin and his son, ARP Nostalgia Pro Street driver Skip Baskin, who earned top spots in points.
“The cars did well, but I messed up at the final points race in Indy in the LSX All Motor class by going red in the final round because whoever won that round was going to win the championship,” said Delaney, of Tennessee, a mechanic employed by Baskin Truck Sales. “I really wanted to win that race.”
This season, the Camaro, equipped with a 440 cubic-inch BES-built LSX engine, consistently ran 8.20s and 8.30s while the Trans Am, powered by a conventional-headed BES-built 525 cubic-inch engine, consistently ran 8.50s.
“At the races where I ran both cars, my fellow racers waited patiently for me to get to the lanes, so that was a big thing,” said Delaney, who also gave the NA 10.5 class a try with the ’10 Camaro. “I’m looking forward to the little break from racing right now, but by Christmas, I’ll be looking forward to getting back to racing with everyone.”
By Mary Lendzion