Hot Rod Drag Week is the Ironman Triathlon of drag racing because of how hard it is on competitors, equipment, and the level of preparation required to survive the entire event. The School Of Automotive Machinists (SAM Tech) will be trying their luck at this fun yet grueling event later this year with an in-house-prepared fifth-generation Camaro. Their F-body will be using some big LSX-based cubic-inches and a lot of boost to try taming the sports’ most demanding event.
SAM Tech is known as a leading source for naturally aspirated LSX power, and that legend is built on owner Jud Massingill’s time wheeling his seven-second Camaro in the NMCA. Recently, SAM Tech started working with customers’ COPO Camaros that utilized a blower, and so they made the decision to build their very own shop car with a power adder.
For their first boosted build, SAM Tech picked up a 2010 2SS Camaro that will run in the Modified Power Adder class at Drag Week, where it can have a single power adder and run small tires. Powering the car will be a 430 cubic-inch LS motor that gets boost from twin-turbo system built by Shearer Fabrications. According to Massingill, this build will be a great fit for SAM Tech at Drag Week and a quality learning experience at the same time.
“We feel going on Drag Week will be a good way to debut the car, and this will be our first school project car with a twin turbo combination. SAM Tech student Chris Pelczar is fabricating the roll cage and four-link rear suspension. This will be our first in-house chassis build that we have done at SAM Tech, too.”
Make sure you check out SAM Tech’s Facebook page to see all the progress on this killer Camaro build.