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Cody Poston Hopes to Hold Onto LME Street King Points Lead

Posted By: Mary Lendzion
By Mary Lendzion
 
Cody Poston’s 2010 Camaro has seen some changes since the day he drove it off of the dealership lot as a new car.
 
The Roundhill, Kentucky resident has raced it in NMCA TorqueStorm Superchargers True Street, Proform Rumble, where he finished in second-place in points last year, and MagnaFuel Open Comp, where he finished in eleventh-place in points last year. With a stock LS3 engine, Whipple 2.9L supercharger and Turbo 400 by RPM Transmissions, he had some runner-up finishes and was dialed in for 10.50s through last year.
 
But he wanted a new challenge, and made plans to race in LME Street King presented by Chevrolet Performance this year.
 
Those plans involved replacing his stock LS3 engine with a new LSX-based 350 cubic-inch engine with LSX heads. He paired it with his Whipple 2.9L supercharger and backed it with his Turbo 400, and committed to using a transbrake rather than foot-braking. Poston also made the move from a stock computer system to a Holley EFI system, and fellow NMCA standout racer Jessie Coulter helps him tune his combination.
 
“I definitely wanted to go a little faster and try something new,” said Poston.
 
As soon as work was wrapped up, Poston headed to Lights Out 13 in February at South Georgia Motorsports Park to compete in the 6.00 Index with his new combination. There, with no test passes under his belt, he qualified in the first spot with a 6.000, but spun the tires, which he indicated were still on his car from last year, and exited in the first round of eliminations.


 
Poston followed that with some test sessions at his home track, Beech Bend Raceway Park in Kentucky, before heading to the NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem presented by Holbrook Racing Engines, in mid-March at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida, to make his LME Street King presented by Chevrolet Performance debut. He qualified in the tenth spot out of 15 racers with a 9.32 on a 9.25 index in his Camaro, and later, after his opponent turned on red light, landed in the NMCA Winner’s Circle for the first time.
 
Making the weekend even more memorable, Poston, who was double-entered at the event, also went to the final round of eliminations in MagnaFuel Open Comp, where he recorded a .009 reaction time to qualify in the twelfth spot out of 36 racers and finished as the runner-up after breaking out with a 9.21 on his 9.25 dial.
 
“In addition to Street King being new to me, the .500 tree and transbrake were new to me, and I was so glad it went well,” said Poston. “I was on the phone with Jessie Coulter several times over the weekend for tuning input, and we really had a good tune-up by Saturday morning. I was really happy to get my first win in NMCA, and to runner-up on the same weekend made it even better. The car is definitely much faster, and a lot of fun to drive.”
 
Poston is very enthusiastic about the next event on the NMCA’s tour, the Scoggin Dickey Parts Center NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals presented by MAHLE Motorsport, April 21-24 at Rockingham Dragway in North Carolina.
 
“I plan to compete in Street King and Open Comp for the remaining five races this year,” said Poston, whose father, Tim Poston, competes in Proform Rumble in his Corvette. “I’d really like to be able to hold onto that number one spot in Street King, but whatever happens, I enjoy being at the track with my dad, Tim, and my mom, Sharon, and fellow racers.”


 
 

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