Photo by Justin Cesle
Paul Falcon hauled his fourth-gen Firebird from Durham, North Carolina, to compete in our Outlaw 8.5 heads-up class. The rules were limited to three things: It’s an eighth-mile race, you had to have an LS powerplant, and everyone was limited to 8.5-inch-wide slicks. Suffice to say, there was plenty of interest in the class through emails, but when it came to race day, Falcon was the only man to brave the weather forecasts. Unfortunately for us, the worst of the rain came in during Friday’s qualifying session. Even so, Falcon did get down the track by the event’s close, running 5.88 at 120 mph with a sick 1.29 60-foot.