When a geezer like me reads about a young guy like Scott Albright, he gets a little wistful and a lot introspective. Here's Scott, 30 years old, top of his physical game, no wife, no kids, a livelihood that never fails to excite, good bucks, full medical, retirement plan ... and a car that runs low 9s at better than a buck-fifty. Perhaps more important than all these perquisites is his social circle, which is part close family, part close friends: irreplaceable and invaluable. Yes, Scott Albright is a lucky young man, indeed.
So when it came time to muster an inspired operational force, Clark Holroyd, Fred Hayhurst, Roger Westra, Jay Ligtenberg, Dave Flores, and "crew chief" Jeremy Everist joined immediate family: brother Marc, mom, grandmom, and the very understanding girlfriend, Taylor. They applied their time, talent, and encouragement over a 4-year stretch.
Although he's owned a couple of Grand Nationals, this '70 Camaro was the first car Scott ever had. "I drove it to school every day. Bracket raced it until I turned it into a [Pacific Street Car Association] Limited Street car. Clark races a car in NHRA's A/SA and his shop is where the Camaro got built. Fred Hayhurst helped me build the rollcage. He and Clark are retired Chino Valley, Arizona, firefighters and Clark is one of the people who steered me into legal drag racing and into my eventual career choice as a firefighter," said Scott.
Though Scott was tutored by NHRA Stock and Super Stock racers, he says that organization no longer holds any attraction for him. Limited Street racing appeals because modifications are restricted to err on the side of "street" and because everybody's happy to see you when you arrive. Look at the Camaro: clean, uncluttered, very much looks like something you might see on the boulevard Saturday night.
"My crew consists of Jeremy Everist, who works for Brad Anderson Enterprises and who spends a lot of time on the weekends with nitrous man Jeff Prock to give me the super-safe and conservative tune-up," said Scott. "My brother Marc (an Ontario, California, firefighter) does the grunt work and is also the PR guy for the team. Car painter Jay Ligtenberg helps round-to-round."
Only small-blocks measuring 415 ci or less are allowed in Limited Street. Motor plates are prohibited. No electronic controls, either. Cowl hoods only. A forward-facing scoop is not allowed on the bonnet of any L/S race car. You can lose the rear seat but the rest of the interior must retain a stock appearance and abide full carpeting.
Though a stock-type front and rear suspension is mandatory, the rules get a little more liberal here. Lightweight, superior aftermarket K-members are encouraged and rack-and-pinion steering is legal (though the latter incurs a 50-pound weight penalty). Lightweight tubular control arms are definitely in. The transmission must have at least three forward gears. Since Scott digs running a juice motor, his car has to weigh at least 3,200 pounds and the drive tires can be no larger than 28x11.50 ET Streets, which only measures out to 8.7 inches wide!
At the very least, Scott Albright must realize a certain measure of relief when he pedals his Camaro beyond 150 in a flicker more than 9 seconds. No fire, no ... just him in complete control and catching a real nice breeze. The geezer be proud, Scott.