A First for Fa­mous Fam­ily

Chevy High Performance - - Straight Line -

Louisiana’s Candies fam­ily has a very long and deep tra­di­tion within drag rac­ing. Fam­ily pa­tri­arch Paul Candies rose to iconic sta­tus while rac­ing a se­ries of ni­tro-burn­ing Funny Cars with his part­ner Leonard Hughes. Dur­ing that time the team had raced many brands, but it was only un­til re­cently that the brand was Chevro­let. All that changed when Paul’s youngest son Brett Candies got be­hind the wheel of a 2012 Chevro­let COPO Ca­maro. Brett ac­quired that car through Roger Allen Chevro­let. With work done by Roush Per­for­mance, the COPO fea­tures a nat­u­rally as­pi­rated 427ci (425hp) en­gine. Brett runs a va­ri­ety of classes and cir­cuits with the COPO, in­clud­ing NHRA and NMCA Stock and Su­per Stock. The quick­est the car has run is 9.07 at 147 mph with crew chief Jim Dupuy mak­ing the tun­ing calls. The new­est ad­di­tion to the Candies Fam­ily Mo­tor­sports team fea­tures as­so­ciate back­ing from Strange En­gi­neer­ing, Royal Pur­ple, Roush Per­for­mance, and Stan­field Rac­ing En­gines.

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