An all-steel body isn’t exactly ideal for a drag car, but Doug Cline makes do with a carbon fiber roll cage for his 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28. Of course having a healthy 3,100 horsepower on tap helps as well. To put that number into perspective, that’s over seven times the amount of power you get from a 2015 Camaro SS.
In this video you’ll see Cline run his Camaro Z28 at the first day of the Rocky Mountain Race Week. Cline wanted to consistently make 6-second passes and was also interested in winning the first-place prize of $15,000. To accomplish that goal, he and his team started with a mild tune, and tweaked it after each pass.
Being from North Carolina and racing in Colorado at a much higher altitude affected the car’s performance, and Cline noted that the car was having fuel-related issues. To adjust, the team took some fuel out of the tank and turned up the boost just a hair. Was it enough for this Camaro to sweep the competition? Watch the video to find out.