Some E.T. Enor­mity

Chevy High Performance - - Straight Line -

At the sea­son-end­ing NHRA Auto Club Fi­nals in Pomona there is a race-within-a-race to crown Sum­mit Rac­ing Equip­ment World Cham­pi­ons for the four most com­mon and pop­u­lar ET brack­ets. In 2017, that elite in­vi­ta­tion-only elim­i­na­tor fea­tured top-rated driv­ers from all over North Amer­ica, and one of the win­ners was Texan Ja­son Pat­ter­son. Rac­ing a ’79 Ca­maro owned by Brian Gal­lagher (the owner of Hous­ton Truck Parts), Pat­ter­son used some great-look­ing wheel­stands all week­end to steal both fan ap­proval as well as the Sum­mit Pro ET sea­son cham­pi­onship. Pat­ter­son’s sea­son trek to the ti­tle in­cluded first win­ning the track cham­pi­onship at his home strip—Royal Pur­ple Race­way in Hous­ton—then clinch­ing his Pomona Fi­nals en­try with a win at the NHRA Division 4 ET Fi­nals event at Dal­las. The sec­ond-gen Ca­maro uses 10.5 Hoosier tires, an ATI Turbo 400 trans­mis­sion, and a 431ci Chevy en­gine from the Wop Shop (South Hous­ton). In ad­di­tion to Ja­son and Brian, the team in­cludes crewmem­ber Den­nis Clark.

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