Since race cars need nothing save for the most basic controls, Scott concentrated on replacing all the spaghetti in the Camaro with an American Autowire harness (by Donnie Christianson), stocking the Auto Meter gauges he prefers, twirling a Grant steering wheel, and planting his butt firmly in the Kirkey racing seat. Upholsterer Bart Yoder (also an Ontario Firefighter) laid both buckets up in gray tones at his pit in Rancho Cucamonga, California. The 'cage is certified to 8.50.
Wheels And Brakes
Simple, elegant Bogart Welded R/Ts epitomize the drag race rim: classic design, flyweight, and a rugged, unforgettable war face. On the leading edge, Scott put 15x3.5 rims with M/T ET Fronts and fitted 15x10s on the drive axle with M/T 28x11.5-15 ET Street slicks. The brakes need only be powerful enough for the dragstrip, so Scott posted 12-inch Wilwoods at front and 11-inch Mark Williams plates at the back end. As per NHRA rules, the Camaro packs a (Stroud) parachute as well.
To date, Scott's pristine F-body has jumped a 9.29 at 151. "This year, we've been experimenting with camshafts. I just put a solid roller in the motor and we're messin' with it," said Scott. "It takes an 8.90 to be in the game here and with the help I've got I'm confident we'll be running that or better before long."