You may remember Doug Cline and his Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 competing in the Rocky Mountain Race Week. Well, it seems the Camaro was having some ‘technical difficulties’ on the final day of racing. The culprit seems to have been fuel delivery issues of some sort, which can happen when you have two jumbo-sized turbos and over 3,000 horsepower.
After a choppy, bogged down start — due to fuel build-up — Cline is able to get the Camaro up to speed during his last run to over 190 mph. Ironically, he hadn’t expected to get the car moving that quickly. Here’s what Cline had to say about it:
“I left the line, it spit and popped, I got up to 60 [mph] and it started picking up some steam. I shifted to second, shifted to third, and I just – I just thought it wasn’t running that fast. I didn’t realize I got up to 191 miles an hour.”
After deciding it was too late to pull the chutes, Cline stood on the brakes and went sailing into the sandpit. The Camaro had rocks and sand in every nook and cranny, even the turbochargers were stuffed full.
Cline still managed to place second in his run, which is rather impressive considering his troubles with the car that day. Hopefully Doug’s Chevrolet Camaro won’t be out of commission for too long.