Sudden Impact V - 2002 Chevy Camaro
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Ray's 2002 Camaro was originally built by Dan Page Race Cars for the 2000 season and was updated for the 2002 season, stretching the wheelbase out to 109 inches. Rick Bell applied the paint, designed and lettered by Bruce Deveau. The car is powered by a 1100+ horsepower Boucher's Racing Engines built 565" Big Chief motor, with 14 degree Oldsmobile heads and single 1150 Holley carb.
Harnessing that power is a Select Performance 9" Torque Converter and Select Performance Powerglide transmission transfering power to a Mark Williams 9" rear end with 4.10 gears. The Power is applied to 17" x 33.5" Hoosier Tires mounted on Weld Wheels.
For electronics the car features a Biondo Racing Products Mega 300 Delay Box/Throttle Stop Controller, a QuarterPro shifter, a #1 Stop Throttle Stop, MSD Ignition and an Autometer Data Aquisition System.
In terms of performance, the car has run best times of 7.82 seconds at 175 Miles Per Hour out the back door, and has run as fast as 172 Miles Per Hour at 9.90 and 174 miles per hour at 8.90.
The car has received "Best Appearing Car" at the 2000 Lebanon Valley Divisional Race, "Best Engineered Car" at the 2001 IHRA Empire Nationals in Leicester, NY, and Best Appearing and Best Engineered at New England Dragway. The car has been in 5 NHRA National Event finals, winning 1 of them, and 8 NHRA Divisional finals, winning 6 of them. The car has 5 Divisional Top 10 finishes with 1 Division Championship, finished #8 in NHRA Super Gas National points in 2004 and won the Super Gas World Championship in 2005.