Drag Racing

Testing New Project Car 9/27/15

Lee Shepherd / Tony Christian D/A 1970 Camaro

1971 Great Lakes Dragaway - 1968 Nova NHRA Pro Stock

Scott Venning -- Wally Booth

1997 Christian & Venning Motorsports - 1957 Chevy NMCA Pro Street

1972 Great Lake Dragaway - 1968 Nova NHRA B/MP Modified Eliminator

10.14 ET 134.81 MPH @ 432 ci 3470 lbs

1998 Christian & Venning Motorsports - 1998 Firebird NMCA Pro Street

1972 Indy NHRA Nationals - 1968 Nova B/MP Modified Eliminator

10.15 ET 134.15 MPH

1998 Christian & Venning Motorsports - 1998 Firebird NMCA Pro Street

1998 Christian & Venning Motorsports - 1998 Firebird NMCA Pro Street

Route 66 Raceway, Joliet IL

1972 Great Lake Dragaway - 1968 Nova NHRA B/MP Modified Eliminator

1998 Christian & Venning Motorsports - 1998 Firebird NMCA Pro Street

Great Lakes Dragaway, Union Grove, WI

1972 Rockford Dragway - Gas Coupe & Sedan Nationals

1968 Nova NHRA B/MP

1998 Christian & Venning Motorsports - 1998 Firebird NMCA Pro Street

Great Lakes Dragaway, Union Grove, WI

1971 Great Lakes Dragaway - Pro Stock

1998 Christian & Venning Motorsports - 1998 Firebird NMCA Pro Street

Tony Christian's D/G Camaro

1972 Great Lakes Dragaway

Tony Christian's D/G Camaro

1971 Great Lakes Dragaway

1970 Great Lakes Dragaway

68 Nova - First time on the track

1972 Great Lakes Dragaway - B/MP

10.28 ET 133.77 MPH

1970 Great Lakes Dragaway - Jr Stock

10.68 ET 129.41 MPH ~~~ 427 ci - 3300 lbs (pump gas)

      • Holley 850
      • Corvette tach drive distributor
      • Stock coil - ignition
      • Stock TRW 12.5 pistons
      • L-88 intake manifold
      • Aluminum open chamber heads - unported
      • General Kinetics 332 B cam, 2010 springs
      • Stock rocker arms ~~~ Stock retainers
      • Stock pushrods ~~~ Stock flat solid lifters
      • 2 1/8" Hooker headers
      • M21 Muncie
      • 5.13 gears
      • 10.65 M&H slicks
      • Lakewood traction bars

Notice there is not even a hood scoop. I borrowed the hood off my neighbor's 68 Nova street car for the weekend, painted it white, then painted it maroon again and returned it.

This is a great example of how fast muscle cars were in the late 60's, early 70's. With no more than a cam, headers, tuning and a some minor suspension work, a 10 second street car was possible back then.

First 426 Hemi I worked on - Gary Brown Racing Engines 1972

Great Lakes Dragaway 1972

1972 Great Lakes Dragaway NHRA Modified Eliminator

Gary Drenk E/MP vs Scott Venning B/MP

1968 Great Lakes Dragaway 1966 Chevelle SS 396 375 HP