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(ANNOUNCER)>> TODAY ENGINE POWER PREPS TWO CAMAROS FOR COMBAT. A BLOWN R/S GETS HIGH TECH BRAKES AND A RACE TRACK SHAKEDOWN. AND A NEW BODY KIT TRANSFORMS A

FACTORY COPO DRAG CAR.

(MIKE)>> 1971 MEETS 2014 WITH THIS RAYBESTOS EDITION 1971 CAMARO R/S GMACHINE. BUILT WITH A PRO TOURING SENSIBILITY BY SCHWARTZ PERFORMANCE. LIKE ALL THE GIVEAWAY VEHICLES THEY HAVE HAD BUILT, THIS '71 RAYBESTOS SPORT PACKS THE BEST OF EVERYTHING TOP TO BOTTOM. THE PREVIOUS GIVEAWAY CARS SET THE BAR PRETTY HIGH, LIKE THIS '32 FORD ROADSTER PICK UP BUILT BY HOLLYWOOD HOT RODS. IT SPORTS A FORD FIVEO COYOTE DRESSED TO LOOK

LIKE A MID-'60'S 427 SOCK ENGINE ALL THE WAY UP TO THE HILBORN INJECTION. NEXT WAS A '64 PONTIAC GTO THAT CAME OUT OF THE HOT CHASSIS AND CYCLE CAMP. NOW ROUSH PERFORMANCE EVEN GOT A PIECE OF THE PIE BY BUILDING A STAGE THREE MUSTANG WITH A FIVEO ALUMINATOR AND THEIR SUPERCHARGER. LAST YEAR ADDICTIVE DESERT DESIGNS WERE IN THE SPOT LIGHT TO BUILD A WICKED 2014 TOYOTA TUNDRA

PRERUNNER THAT WAS WORTHY OF COMPETITION RACING. THIS CAMARO IS THE FIRST CHEVROLET FOR THE SWEEPSTAKES, SO IT HAD TO SPEAK FOR ITSELF, AND IT DOES WITH A 415 CUBIC INCH LS THREE FILLED WITH LUNATI INTERNALS AND AN SLP SUPERCHARGER ALL CONTROLLED BY AN E-3080-CM. NOW IT'S ALL NESTLED IN THE SMOOTHED OUT ENGINE BAY ANYONE WOULD BE PROUD TO CALL THEIR OWN. INSIDE THE COCKPIT IS A CUSTOM INTERIOR DESIGNED BY SCHWARTZ. NOW TMI SUPPLIED THE UPHOLSTERY FOR THE BUILD FROM THE SEATS ALL THE WAY UP TO THE DASH. AN I DID IT COLUMN CONNECTS YOU TO THE ROAD, AND ALL THE ENGINE VITALS ARE DISPLAYED ON DAKOTA DIGITAL GAUGES. HAVING A GMACHINE THEME MEANS IT'S GOTTA HAVE

ROLLERS THAT FIT THE BILL. SO FORGELINE RBTHREEC CONCAVE WHEELS WERE ON THE BUILD LIST. THEY'RE WRAPPED IN WIDE MICHELINS FOR GOOD TRACTION.. HERE'S YOUR FYI, THE CAR'S BURNING 93 OCTANE FUEL. THE SLP BLOWER MAKES EIGHT POUNDS OF BOOST, AND IT'S GOT A SIX SPEED MAGNUM TRANS. SO WE'RE MAKING THE PULL IN FOURTH GEAR, WHICH IS A ONE TO ONE RATIO. 559 HORSEPOWER, 577 FOOT POUNDS OF TORQUE, NOW WE KNOW HOW MUCH GRUNT SHE'S PACKING. CHECK OUT THE HARDWARE UNDERNEATH. A GMACHINE HIGH PERFORMANCE BOLT ON

ROLLING CHASSIS FROM SCHWARTZ PERFORMANCE. JEFF, WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE SELECTED TO BUILD A CAR FOR A SWEEPSTAKES OF THIS CALIBER?

(JEFF)>> WELL IT'S QUITE AN HONOR. LAST YEAR WE WON THE CARCRAFT PRO BUILDER OF THE YEAR COMPETITION, AND THEN WE ALSO WON THE MUSCLE CAR OF THE YEAR WITH POPULAR HOT RODDING. SO THAT MAY HAVE HAD SOME EFFECT ON US BEING SELECTED TO BUILD THIS WONDERFUL PROJECT.

(MIKE)>> IT WAS FAR FROM WONDERFUL WHEN IT STARTED.

HE AND HIS TEAM SPENT NINE MONTHS ON THIS TRANSFORMATION. JEFF'S STANDARDS ARE HIGH. HE NEEDED THE PERFECT SHOWCASE FOR THE HEART OF THIS PROJECT.

(JEFF)>> THIS FAMILY OF CHASSIS, THEY'RE FULL FRAMED FOR UNIBODY CARS. DON'T REQUIRE CUTTING OUT OF THE EXISTING FLOOR OR UNIBODY STRUCTURE TO ENHANCE THE OVERALL STRENGTH OF THE VEHICLE.

THEIR SHOCK ABSORBERS ARE 16.5 INCHES LONG, WHICH OFFERS A LOT MORE TRAVEL. OUR SUSPENSION IS TUBULAR IN NATURE, AND THOSE CONTROL ARMS AND COMPONENTS ARE LIGHTER THAN PRODUCTION PIECES. OUR REAR SUSPENSION IS A TRIANGULATED FOUR LINK

SUSPENSION AND KEEP THE TIRES PLANTED ON THE GROUND.

(MIKE)>> TO MAKE THAT CHASSIS THE COMPLETE PACKAGE, JEFF CAME UP WITH A COOL WAY TO

DESIGN THE BRAKE SYSTEM.

(JEFF)>> WE THOUGHT WE WOULD TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT RAYBESTOS HAD TO OFFER IN THEIR CATALOG AND SELECT WHAT WE FELT WERE LIKE THE BIGGEST, BEEFIEST COMPONENTS.

(MIKE)>> AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT TERRY HEFFELFINGER BROUGHT.

CROSS DRILLED, SLOTTED, WHAT'S THE BENEFITS AND FEATURES?

(TERRY)>> WELL THE TYPICAL ROTOR IN A DRILLED FASHION LIKE THIS, YOU GET FATIGUE CRACKS IN THERE AND THE ROTOR WILL CRACK. SO WHAT WE'VE DONE AT RAYBESTOS IS WE'VE DEVELOPED AN INNOVATIVE DESIGN, WHICH IS PATENTED,

CALLED THE RAYBESTOS R-300 ROTOR. AND IT HAS UNIQUE GROOVES, AS YOU CAN SEE, AND YOU GET AWAY FROM THE FATIGUE CRACKS THAT YOU TYPICALLY WILL SEE IN A DRILLED ROTOR OR A SLOTTED ROTOR.

(MIKE)>> AND THEIR PADS HAVE EVOLVED AS WELL.

(TERRY)>> IT'S CALLED THE RAYBESTOS ELEMENT THREE ENHANCED HYBRID TECHNOLOGY. AND ESSENTIALLY WHAT WE'VE DONE IS WE'VE TAKEN THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS. TYPICALLY YOU HAVE A CERAMIC PAD OR A SEMIMETALLIC PAD. AND WHAT WE'VE TRIED TO DO IS TAKE THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS AND PUT THAT TOGETHER IN A NEW HYBRID TECHNOLOGY PAD. IT GIVES YOU GREAT PERFORMANCE, GREAT

STOPPING POWER, LOW DUST. THE CALIPER WE PULLED FROM A MUSTANG G/T. OUR EHT ELEMENT THREE PADS, THE ROTORS FROM A

CORVETTE, PUT IT ALL TOGETHER IN A PACKAGE AND IT WORKS VERY WELL ON THIS UPGRADED CAR.

(MIKE)>> IT WORKS WELL ON YOUR WALLET TOO.

A COMPLETE SET FOR YOUR PROJECT, UNDER $1,000 BUCKS. NOTHING LEFT TO DO BUT PLAY WITH THEM.

(ANNOUNCER)>> BIG POWER, BIG GFORCE ON A FRESH TRACK, PARADISE!

(PAT)>> WE'RE BACK. YOU'VE SEEN THIS VIDEO BEFORE AND YOU KNOW WHAT'S GONNA HAPPEN.

THE EARTH SWALLOWS SOME CORVETTE HISTORY. FASCINATING TO WATCH, YET TRAGIC FOR US ENTHUSIASTS. AND WHILE THE CAMERAS WERE FOCUSED ON THE RECOVERY, THEY MISSED THE BIGGER STORY, ONE THAT WILL

EFFECT US FOR GENERATIONS TO COME, AND IT WAS RIGHT BEHIND THEM. THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE NATIONAL CORVETTE MUSEUM MOTORSPORTS PARK. THREE POINT TWO MILES OF PROFESSIONALLY DESIGNED

AND BUILT ROAD RACING HEAVEN.

(MITCH)>> WHETHER YOU RIDE A MOTORCYCLE OR DRIVE A CAR, A HOT ROD, OR WHATEVER THE CASE MIGHT BE, THIS IS ENTHUSIAST COUNTRY. THE TRACK WAS DESIGNED BY STEVE CRAWFORD, WHO ALSO DESIGNED THUNDER HILL AND THE RIDGE OUT WEST.

WE TOOK SOME DATA FROM CORVETTE RACING, WE PUT SOME DESIGN ELEMENTS, LIKE THE CHICANE IS MODELED

AFTER THE PLAYSTATION CHICANES DOWN THE MULSANNE STRAIGHT AT LE MANS. FIRST TURN AT THE END OF THE STRAIGHTAWAY REPLICATES THE MULSANNE CORNER AT LE MANS. THE CORNERS AFTER THAT REPLICATE THE PORSCHE CURVES AT LE MANS. THE TRACK ITSELF IS LOCATED SIX MILES FROM

100 RESTAURANTS AND 3,000 HOTEL ROOMS.

SO IT DOES CREATE A LOT OF OPPORTUNITY FOR US.

(MIKE)>> AND FOR US AS WELL BECAUSE THEY'RE LETTING US PLAY ON IT. SO JEFF'S TUNING THE SUSPENSION FROM STREET TO TRACK PERFORMANCE. THESE RIDE TECH SHOCKS ONLY REQUIRE THE TURN OF THE KNOB TO CHANGE COMPRESSION AND REBOUND DAMPENING. KEEP IN MIND, THIS IS A STREET CAR AND THERE IS NO INTENTIONS FOR A ROLL CAGE TO BEGIN WITH. THAT BELT AROUND JEFF'S CHEST IS NOT FOR SAFETY. IT'S TO KEEP HIM UPRIGHT IN THE SEAT DURING THE HARD CORNERING ON THIS TRACK. THIS HELMET'S A LOANER AND I'LL SAY NO MORE. JEFF'S DRIVING FIRST, TO CONFIRM THE SETTINGS BEFORE HANDING IT OVER TO TERRY.

(JEFF)>> WE USE RELATIVELY LIGHTWEIGHT SPRINGS BUT RACING STYLE SWAY BARS CONTROLS THE LEAD.

(MIKE)>> I'LL VOUCH FOR THAT, AND ADDING TO THAT GO KART FEEL IS THE SOLID ONE PIECE FRAME. NO FLEXING HERE.

(JEFF)>> IT'S A BEAUTIFUL TRACK, EVERYTHING'S WORKING GREAT. THESE RAYBESTOS BRAKES ARE WORKING REALLY WELL. I LOVE THIS ELEVATION CHANGE. IT'S LIKE A ROLLER COASTER.

(MIKE)>> AND LIKE A CARNIVAL, OUR RIDE IS OVER TOO SOON.

(PAT)>> IT'S TERRY'S TURN, AFTER ALL, IT OFFICIALLY BELONGS TO RAYBESTOS NOW UNTIL THEY HAND THE KEY OVER TO THE WINNER.

(TERRY)>> I'M GONNA DO A LITTLE RECONNAISSANCE LAP HERE, SEE WHAT THIS TRACK'S LIKE. YEAH, STRAIGHT LINE BRAKING, TIGHT TURN IN, BRAKES ARE GOOD, AWESOME POWER!

(PAT)>> ENGINE TORQUE IS KEY AT A TRACK LIKE THIS. GETTING BACK UP TO SPEED IS CRUCIAL, AND SO ARE STRONG, CONSISTENT RESPONDING BRAKES. THEY ALLOW YOU TO KEEP THAT SPEED FARTHER INTO THE CORNERS, AND THAT CAN WIN RACES.

(TERRY)>> THIS IS A NICE COMPLEX RIGHT HERE.

(PAT)>> AND THEY'RE NOT DONE YET. THIS TRACK IS ONLY PHASE ONE FOR THIS MOTORSPORTS PARK. THERE'S MILES OF FIRST CLASS ROAD COURSES YET TO COME.

(MITCH)>> SO WE COULD EASILY RUN A CAR TRACK DAY ON THE WEST TRACK AND A MOTORCYCLE TRACK DAY ON THE EAST TRACK, AND HAVE A PRO TOURING CHALLENGE AUTOCROSS IN THE PADDOCK AREA.

(PAT)>> AND WITH ALMOST 200 DAYS BOOKED ALREADY, LET THE FUN BEGIN.

( )>> YEE HA!

(PAT)>> THIS WAS MORE THAN A SHAKEDOWN, IT WAS A BLAST.

(TERRY)>> I LOVE THE SMELL OF BRAKE PADS BURNING.

(MIKE)>> WITH TERRY SATISFIED, JEFF IS TAKING ONE MORE LAP BEFORE HANDING IT OVER FOR GOOD.

(MIKE)>> IT'S SO WELL BALANCED, THE 600 HORSE, YOU KNOW, IT'S NOT OVERKILL.

(JEFF)>> YEAH, IT'S A PERFECT COMBINATION I THINK. NICE, WELL BALANCED PACKAGE, SOMEBODY'S GONNA GET A GREAT CAR.

(MIKE)>> AND YOU'RE GONNA HATE TO SEE IT GO AREN'T YOU?

(JEFF)>> I AM YEAH. MY BABY, MY BABY'S GOING AWAY, TO SOME LUCKY OWNER.

(MIKE)>> IF YOU HAVEN'T FELT THIS WAY ABOUT A CAR BEFORE, I HOPE SOME DAY YOU DO. AND TO THE LUCKY WINNER, I HOPE YOU ENJOY IT AS MUCH AS WE HAVE. KEEP AN EYE ON THE NATIONAL CORVETTE MUSEUM'S WEBSITE FOR UPDATES ON THIS MUCH WELCOMED

MOTORSPORTS PARK.

(ANNOUNCER)>> DRAG CARS FROM THE BIG THREE ARE BACK. SO WE'RE HELPING PREP A FACTORY COPO.

(PAT)>> WHETHER IT'S A 1971 CAMARO OR A 2013 COPO, LS POWER SPEAKS FOR ITSELF. FACTORY RACE CAR IS PART OF THE SCHOOL OF AUTOMOTIVE MACHINIST RACE TEAM, AND WILL BE DRIVEN BY ONE OF ITS FOUNDERS, LINDA MASSENGILL. IT'S EQUIPPED WITH A NATURALLY ASPIRATED LS SEVEN AND A MANUAL TRANSMISSION. FACTORY POWER AT THE REAR WHEELS IS 649 HORSEPOWER AND 526 POUND FEET OF TORQUE. THE BIG THREE ARE BACK IN THE COMPETITION GAME WITH FACTORY RACE CARS.

DRAG PACKS, COBRAJETS, AND COPOS ALL DUKING IT OUT ON THE DRAGSTRIP FOR BRAGGING RIGHTS IN THE NHRA. FACTORIES WANT TO SEE RACERS IN VICTORY LANE WITH THEIR LATEST PARTS. SO THAT'S WHY TODAY WE'RE GONNA UPGRADE THIS 2013 TO A 2014 USING ALL NEW STUFF. IT'S A CAR BUILT BY HAND, BUILT TO WIN RACES, AND PART OF A LEGACY THAT GOES BACK TO 1969. THAT'S WHEN AMERICA FIRST HEARD OF A NOW FAMOUS NAME, COPO CAMARO. COPO STANDS FOR CENTRAL OFFICE PRODUCTION ORDER,

SOMETHING CHEVROLET USED IN THE 1960'S FOR ITS FACTORY RACE CARS, LIKE THIS ORIGINAL

1969 COPO ZL ONE. ( )>> THIS IS YOUR COPO CAMARO.

(PAT)>> THE NEW LIMITED PRODUCTION OFF HIGHWAY HOT RODS CARRY THE SAME LEGACY, THIS TIME WITH A STICKER PRICE OF $89,000 AND UP.

(ROB)>> THERE'S BEEN A GROUP OF CORE ENTHUSIASTS AND LEADERSHIP INSIDE THAT KNEW WE'VE GOT TO GET BACK INTO GRASS ROOTS DRAG RACING.

(PAT)>> FOR THE PAST FEW YEARS CHEVROLET PERFORMANCE'S GUEST BUILDER PROGRAM OFFERED OWNERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD THEIR OWN COPO WITH SOME HELP OF COURSE. OUR CAMERAS WERE INVITED TO WIXOM, MICHIGAN, WHERE MY BUDDY MIKE GOT TO ASSEMBLE A CUSTOMER'S LS SEVEN.

(MIKE)>> THIS IS PRETTY NEAT OUT HERE. THE TOOLS, AND JUST THE PROCESS, AND THE WAY

EVERYTHING FLOWS DOWN THE LINE. THERE'S NO WAY TO MAKE A MISTAKE. THE TOOLS DO ALL THE TORQUING FOR YOU, AND YOU HAVE TO ACTUALLY USE BARCODES AND SCAN EACH TIME YOU MAKE A TORQUE OR MOVE TO A STATION. SO THERE'S NO ROOM FOR ERROR. SO WE KNOW THE MOTOR'S GONNA RUN GOOD WHEN IT LEAVES HERE.

(JED)>> AND THE FACT THAT WE HAD A FACTORY BUILT RACE CAR, THAT JUST FASCINATED ME THAT I WOULD LITERALLY LIVE LONG ENOUGH TO SEE SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

(PAT)>> JUDD AND LINDA MASSENGILL OWN TWO COPOS. A 2012 DRIVEN BY THEIR SON BRIAN, WHO HAS WON RACES IN NMCA AND NHRA STOCK ELIMINATOR. AND THIS 2013, SOON TO BE DRIVEN BY LINDA.

WE'VE TOLD YOU HOW THEY MET STREET RACING IN COLLEGE, AND NOW TEACH FUTURE GENERATIONS THROUGH

THEIR SCHOOL OF AUTOMOTIVE MACHINISTS IN HOUSTON.

THEIR DAUGHTER KIM HANDLES MARKETING AND HELPS WITH JOB PLACEMENT. HECK, I EVEN EARNED MY CHOPS AS A GRADUATE AND WAS AN INSTRUCTOR THERE FOR EIGHT YEARS.

(LINDA)>> HEY, HOW ARE YOU.

(MIKE)>> HOW ARE YOU.

(PAT)>> THIS IS MY SECOND FAMILY TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH. IF I HAD A MENTOR, I'M STANDING NEXT TO HIM RIGHT NOW, AND A SECOND MOTHER. THEY HELPED RAISE ME AND I HELPED

RAISE THEIR SON BRIAN. FACT OF THE MATTER IS, THEY'VE MENTORED THOUSANDS. MANY HAVE GONE ON TO TOP JOBS IN THE RACE INDUSTRY.

(LINDA)>> HANDS ON, THAT'S WHAT WE'RE ALL ABOUT, HANDS ON. AND WE HAVE TWO STUDENTS THAT ARE HERE WITH US TODAY, EVAN RHINEHART AND AARON COON, AND THEY ARE BOTH PROUD GRADUATES OF THE AUTOMOTIVE ENGINE BLOCK AND CYLINDER HEAD MACHINING PROGRAMS.

THEY BROUGHT THE COPO HERE AND THEY ARE GOING TO DISMOUNT AND REASSEMBLE THE 2014 PARTS ON THE 2013 BODY.

(PAT)>> NEW BODY PARTS ALONG WITH A SMALLER THROTTLE BODY WILL CLASSIFY THE CAR UNDER

NHRA RULES AS A 2014 COPO, ALLOWING THEM TO RUN A 2014 ENGINE PACKAGE.

(JUDSON)>> IT'LL GIVE US A COUPLE MORE OPTIONS THAN THE 2013 DOES ON WHAT CLASSES WE CAN RUN. WE'RE GONNA TAKE THAT ONE AND GO THROUGH THE

SAME THING WITH IT. THE BIG DIFFERENCE BEING THAT THIS IS GOING TO BE A MANUAL SHIFT CAR. OTHER WORDS IT'S GONNA BE A STICK CAR VERSUS AN AUTOMATIC. SO OUR LEARNING CURVE WILL BE DIFFERENT BUT IT ALSO GIVES THE STUDENTS MORE HANDS ON TIME LOOKING AT DIFFERENT SETUPS.

(PAT)>> PACE PERFORMANCE IS OUR GO TO SOURCE FOR CHEVY PERFORMANCE PARTS. SO WE CALLED ON THEM TO SUPPLY ALL THE PIECES FOR THE UPDATE. IT INCLUDES EVERYTHING FROM BODY PANELS, BRACKETS, EVEN LITTLE STUFF LIKE THESE RIVETS. THEY'RE NOT JUST FOR COPOS EITHER. IF YOU HAVE A LATE MODEL CAMARO YOU WANT TO UPDATE, PACE PERFORMANCE HAS YOU COVERED.

(MIKE)>> IN MY OPINION, THIS FRONT FASCIA FOR THE '14 IS A BETTER SUIT FOR THE CAR. NO FOG LIGHTS, LARGER AIR DAM OPENINGS, IT'S A LOT LIGHTER THAN THE ORIGINAL '13 ONE. THEY HAD THE FOG LIGHTS, WIRING HARNESSES, JUST A BIGGER, HEAVIER PIECE. AND WHEN WE COME BACK, ALL THESE NEW PARTS GO ON.

(ANNOUNCER)>> PLUS WE'LL MEET THE BUILDER AND DRIVER OF THIS 650 HORSE FACTORY COPO.

(MIKE)>> WE'RE BACK TURNING THE SCHOOL OF AUTOMOTIVE MACHINISTS 2013 COPO TO A 2014 MODEL TO BRING IT UP TO DATE FOR NHRA COMPETITION.

(PAT)>> THE LAST THING YOU WANT TO SEE AT THE DRAG STRIP IS THE BUMPER OF YOUR OPPONENT. SO WE'RE GONNA GET THE REAR UPDATE INSTALLED BY FIRST RIVETING THE TAILLIGHT BUCKETS IN PLACE. THE NEW REDESIGNED TAIL LIGHTS REST IN THE BUCKETS AND THE TWO FASTENERS SECURE THEM AT THE TOP. THE NEW BUMPER SUPPORTS GET RIVETED IN TO HOUSE THE NEW BUMPER COVER.

(MIKE)>> THE COVER NEEDS TO BE HELD IN PLACE AND MARKED FOR THE BATTERY ON/OFF SWITCH. NOW THE HOLE CAN BE DRILLED AND TEST FIT ONE MORE TIME TO MAKE SURE IT'S IN THE RIGHT PLACE. NOW THE COVER IS RETAINED BY CLIPS FOR A STRAIGHT FORWARD INSTALL.

(PAT)>> THE LUCKY LADY WHO WILL DRIVE THIS FACTORY DRAG CAR IS LINDA MASSENGILL. SHE'S THE FASTEST IN HER FAMILY, HAVING GONE OVER 200 MILES PER HOUR IN HER '98 CAMARO AT THE TEXAS MILE. SHE'S NOT JUST A DRIVER, SHE'LL GIVE ANY OF US A

RUN FOR OUR MONEY OFF THE TRACK TOO.

(LINDA)>> I WAS ABLE TO GO TO WIXOM, AND BUILD MY OWN ENGINE FOR OUR 2013 COPO. I MUST ADMIT I ENJOYED EVERY SECOND OF IT. THE THRILL OF SETTING YOUR OWN BEARINGS, KNOCKING IN THE PISTON, LAYING THE CRANK, YES I CAN DO THAT, AND I WAS EXCITED TO DO IT.

(PAT)>> THE NEW TRUNK LID, SPOILER, AND THIRD BRAKE LIGHT FINISH THE COPO'S REAR UPDATE.

(MIKE)>> THE 2014 HEADLIGHT ASSEMBLIES HAVE A SPECIAL TOUCH. IN FRONT OF THE BULB IS A BOW TIE LOGO FOR AN ADDED FEATURE. A COUPLE OF SUPPLIED SCREWS WILL SECURE THEM IN PLACE. WRAPPING UP THE FRONT END IS THE 2014 FASCIA. NOW THE CAR'S NOT READY FOR THE TRACK YET. WE HAVE AN ENGINE UPDATE TO TAKE CARE OF NOW.

(PAT)>> UP UNTIL THIS POINT, ALL OF OUR UPGRADES HAVE BEEN COSMETIC, BUT WE'RE GONNA DO SOME ENGINE UPGRADES AS WELL. JUDD, TELL ME WHY WE'RE CHANGING THE THROTTLE BODY.

(JUDD)>> PAT WHAT WE'RE GONNA DO HERE IS CHANGE THROTTLE BODIES FROM A 2013 CLASSIFICATION TO A 2014 CLASSIFICATION. WHAT CHEVROLET DID WAS THE 2013 HERE WAS A 102 MILLIMETER THROTTLE BODY. THE 2014 RIGHT HERE IS A SMALLER 90 MILLIMETER BODY.

(PAT)>> AND WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR CLASSIFICATION?

(JUDD)>> WELL WHAT'S GONNA HAPPEN IS THE 2013 HAD A BASE RATING OF 425 HORSEPOWER. BUT AFTER THEY RUN FOR A WHILE, NHRA CAN SAY WE NEED TO ADD HORSEPOWER TO THIS COMBINATION. AND THE CLASSES ARE SET UP BY HOW MUCH HORSEPOWER AND HOW MUCH THE CAR WEIGHS. SO BY CHANGING THE THROTTLE BODY WE START OVER IN CLASSIFICATION. SO WE'LL BE ABLE TO RUN WITHOUT THE ADDED HORSEPOWER THAT'S BEEN ADDED TO THE 2013 WITH THE

NEW 2014 SETUP WITH THE SMALLER THROTTLE BODY.

(PAT)>> THAT'LL DEFINITELY HELP YOU OUT.

(JUDD)>> WE HOPE SO. IT WON'T BE A GREAT AMOUNT, BUT EVERY LITTLE BIT COUNTS.

(PAT)>> I HEAR YOU.

(MIKE)>> SAY GOODBYE TO THIS 2013 FACTORY GM RACE CAR AND HELLO TO THE UPDATE 2014 MODEL.

(PAT)>> THE CHANGES ARE SUBTLE BUT NOTICEABLE, AND THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS IT'S UP TO PAR FOR THIS SEASON'S NHRA COMPETITION.

(LINDA)>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH, POWERNATION, FOR EVERYTHING THAT YOU'VE DONE. THIS IS A GREAT EXPERIENCE FOR THE SAM STUDENTS AND FOR THE SCHOOL OF AUTOMOTIVE MACHINISTS AND FOR YOUR VIEWERS.

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