Project BlownZ 2.0 made its season debut just over a week ago at the NMCA WEST’s opener showing exceptional promise with a 7.52 in the first round. We give you the details on the first debut race weekend.
by Andrew Wolf on April 9, 2014
by Jason Reiss on April 9, 2014
Regardless of whether you’ve ever used a parachute before, or if your program is getting quicker and you need something different, you need to check this out – it’s all you need to know about popping the ‘chute.
by Andrew Wolf on April 7, 2014
We’ve teamed with the gang at Hughes to not only deliver us a top-flight piece for BlownZ this season, but also to take us (and you, the reader) on a guided walk-though of the construction of their Turbo 400′s.
by Mike Magda on April 4, 2014
Part of a winter rebuild for Blown Z included a new 400ci LSX engine built by Late Model Engines to support a bigger ProCharger supercharger. Check out all the details that make up this very stout engine.
by Jason Reiss on March 25, 2014
Project BlownZ takes advantage of the latest advances in intercooling technology with a 5-inch tubing upgrade, along with a brand-new air-to-water intercooler with a straight-through design.
by Andrew Wolf on March 19, 2014
We dive into what a set of bullhorns are and what they accomplish as we build a set of custom headers for our Project BlownZ Camaro with PMR Race Cars and the team at Kooks Custom Headers.
by Joshua VanWynsberghe on February 4, 2014
Our project car Blown Z has been outfitted with an ultra-trick Kevlar/Carbon seat supplied by Racetech USA, designed for the utmost in the driver safety while remaining lightweight and strong.
by Jason Reiss on January 28, 2014
Find out all about the tricks of the trade that went into Neal Chance Racing Converters’ brand-new NXS torque converter and every converter that NCRC builds.
by Dragzine on January 19, 2014
After a stellar 2013, we’re well underway with the 25.3 2014 re-build of Project BlownZ, and a new year means a fresh new slate of tech updates to the quickest and fastest project car ever.
by Jason Reiss on December 2, 2013
When we built the engine for Project BlownZ, we realized that we had a choice – stick with the factory-style coil-on-plug ignition, or “go backwards” and make use of a distributor. We discuss both inside.
Want to keep track of all that’s going on with our NMCA and PSCA 275 Drag Radial 4th Gen Camaro build, from the ProCharged LSX down to the Mickey Thompson tires? It’s all right here!
by Andrew Wolf on September 16, 2013
We’ve embarked on a mission to shed some pounds from our 275 radial tire project car known as BlownZ, with the installation of a set of fiberglass doors and lexan windows to replace the bloated factory doors.
by Paul Huizenga on August 6, 2013
Our Drag Radial Camaro is seeing another round of changes and upgrades, and to keep it all together we’ve enlisted the help of Race Part Solutions. Check it out!
by Bruce Sawicki on July 5, 2013
Along with a host of other off season changes, Project BlownZ received a new peice from the folks at Meziere Enterprises — a Billet flexplate — and today we’re going to highlight the flexplate and our experiences with its installation into the car.
by Paul Huizenga on June 26, 2013
Designed specifically to clear tall valve gear like Jesel’s shaft-mount rocker arms without the use of a spacer, these billet aluminum covers are available with rocker oilers (Part number VC-0081), or without (Part number VC-0081X) like ours.
by Jason Reiss on June 13, 2013
Project BlownZ gets a power upgrade in the form of a brand-spankin’-new ProCharger F-1X supercharger. We spoke with ProCharger’s Sergio Schifman, who was happy to detail some of the performance advantages of this new piece. Testing and race results inside!
by Dragzine on June 12, 2013
Those familiar with the popular saying, ‘Hard Work beats Talent, Every Time’ should relate to our tale of our infamous drag racing project car ‘BlownZ’. But our crew pounded away and we proved the slogan true, recording our first seven-second run in Pomona.
by Andrew Wolf on May 24, 2013
Today, we’re going to take a closer look at the design and advantages of Derale’s Hyper-Cool Remote transmission cooler unit and show you why it’s remote mounting and stacked plate design are perfect for our racing application. We’ll also give you a brief walk-through of the installation process.
If you’ve been following along with the recent updates on our Project BlownZ 275 Drag Radial Camaro, you know that we’ve already hit the track twice this spring. But before doing so, the car underwent a number of upgrades in an effort to crack into the seven’s and go some rounds this season.
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by Andrew Wolf on April 16, 2013
In this tech feature, we’ll be taking a look at our Davis Technologies traction control system on our BlownZ Camaro, with an in-depth look at each of the components, how the system works, and the ways that teams are utilizing traction control to better their racing efforts.