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Project Blown Z


BlownZ 2.0 runs 7.52/190 in NMCA West Street Outlaw Debut

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. Read More


Five Things You Need To Know About Parachutes With Stroud Safety

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. Read More

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Tech: Building A Drag Race Turbo 400 With Hughes Performance

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. Read More

1-The Finished Product

Blown Z: LME Assembles Super-stout 400ci LSX For New ProCharger

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. Read More


Project BlownZ’s Intercooler and Tubing Update for the 2014 Season

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. Read More


A Look At ‘Bullhorns’ As We Build A Custom Set Of Headers With Kooks

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. Read More


Reviewing Racetech’s Lightweight One-Piece Carbon Seat

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. Read More


Building A Billet NXS Torque Converter With Neal Chance

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. Read More


Updated: Project BlownZ 275 Drag Radial Project Update: 2014 Edition

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. Read More


Distributor Belt Drive Versus Coil-On-Plug In LS Racing Applications

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. Read More


Project BlownZ Drag Radial Camaro Build Update

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! Read More


Tech Install: Losing Weight With Fiberglass Doors On BlownZ

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. Read More


Project BlownZ’s Tubing Gets Super-Sized with Race Part Solutions

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! Read More


Tech Review: Meziere’s New Billet Flexplate On BlownZ

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. Read More


Granatelli Has BlownZ Covered with Super-Tall Billet LS Valve Covers

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. Read More


ProCharger’s F-1X – Project BlownZ Installation and Race Testing

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! Read More