The Rocky Mountain Race Week is currently under way at various drag strips in Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska and drivers from across the country have made the pilgrimage in search of race glory.
Eric Yost is one of those drivers, and he’s travelled all the way from Mooresville, North Carolina, to enter his turbocharged 1968 Chevrolet Camaro in hopes of running a mid-seven second average throughout the five-day event (July 12-17).
It doesn’t look like much, as Yost and his team have seemingly eschewed paint in favor of a rusted-out exterior, but don’t be fooled. While Yost doesn’t tell us much about the engine itself, it is “Small-Block Chevrolet-based,” he says. Power of the turbocharged engine is good for an incredible 1,122 whp at 17 lbs of boost and can rev North of 8,000 rpm. That’s pretty serious.
Yost manages to muster an 8.18-second run at 175.78 mph during his first full pass at the first round of time trails on Monday at Bandimere Speedway in Denver, Colorado. But then… a problem strikes. You’ll see if you watch the video.
The fifth and final round of time trails and award ceremony will take place this Friday at the aforementioned track in Denver. In the meantime, check out the full 2:43-second clip of his Yost and his rusted-out Camaro below.