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Scott Oshinski to Debut New Engine

Posted By: Mary Lendzion
By Mary Lendzion
Photos by NMCA and courtesy of Scott Oshinski
Scott Oshinski is committed to optimizing combinations.
And as it turns out, he’s well-versed in doing just that, as he co-owns TorqStorm Superchargers in Michigan with Chris Brooker and cruises to 8-, 9 and 10-second elapsed times in his 1972 Cutlass in NMCA TorqStorm Superchargers True Street.
While he has only been competing in the category for a couple of years, he has already wheeled to several wins and runners-up with a 540 cubic-inch Chevrolet built by his friend, Dave Olin, on a Bowtie cast iron block and paired with Dart 320 heads, a Holley Strip Dominator intake and C&S Specialties 4150 carburetor, enhanced with a TorqStorm Superchargers twin supercharger kit and backed by a Turbo 400 by JD Transmissions and ATI converter.
That combination, which was cranking out 1,200 horsepower, has been consistently competitive for Oshinski, who went as quick and fast as 8.69 and 153 mph and nearly put the car on the back bumper after hooking up so well last year, but he’s set on stepping up.
“I was really happy with how the car was running,” said Oshinski. “The superchargers were working very well with the engine and the wins were great, but we’ve done a little work over winter.”
That work included a new 565 cubic-inch Chevrolet from Steve Morris Engines on a Dart cast iron block with Dart 380 heads, RHS intake and C&S Specialties 4500 carburetor. 

Oshinski added a Holley Dominator with installation and tuning input from Horsepower Depot.
“I wanted a little more power because I wanted to get into the 8.50s, so we have worked with Steve Morris Engines and Perfit Engine Pro, a local parts warehouse, on this new engine to maximize our twin supercharger kit,” said Oshinski. “It’s the exact same twin supercharger kit we had been running, which means a lot to us because it tells us that they can withstand multiple high-horsepower passes. We had the engine on the dyno at Steve Morris Engines, and we recorded 1,901 horsepower, which I was ecstatic about. We could have gotten more if we kept working at it.”
Oshinski also installed on his car Afco coilovers and UMI Performance control arms, and he purchased new 3030 Autosport wheels to wrap his Mickey Thompson drag radials around.
He’s preparing to make the trip from Michigan to the first NMCA race of the new year, the NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem presented by Holbrook Racing Engines, March 17-20 at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida. His business partner, Chris Brooker, will join him to campaign his 8-second classic Camaro, powered by an LS engine and a TorqStorm Superchargers supercharger, in LME Street King. Additionally, the company’s salesperson, Chris Beardsley will have a booth set up to display various TorqStorm Superchargers products.
“We recently got back from having the Cutlass on the hub dyno at Horsepower Depot, which will help us to have a little less tuning to do at the race in Florida,” said Oshinski. “I’m really looking forward to racing with the new engine, and seeing what we can do with these superchargers.”

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