Lamb-ast­ing the Com­pe­ti­tion?

Chevy High Performance - - Straight Line -

Ne­vada-based Bowtie-brand drag rac­ing pro­po­nent Justin Lamb made a huge im­pact within NHRA’s

Sports­man drag rac­ing scene in 2017. The su­per-skilled racer, who al­ready had two NHRA World Cham­pi­onships to his credit (Stock, 2013 and Su­per Stock, 2015), dou­bled that count last sea­son by win­ning both the Su­per Stock and the Stock Elim­i­na­tor Lu­cas Oil Drag Rac­ing Se­ries World Cham­pi­onship ti­tles. For that, Lamb be­came only the third driver in his­tory to win two NHRA World Cham­pi­onships in the same sea­son. Jeff Strick­land (2016) and Scotty Richard­son (1994), also Chevro­let-brand driv­ers, are the oth­ers.

Lamb’s Su­per Stock ti­tle came rac­ing his SS/AM ’10 Chevy Cobalt. Pow­ered by a high-wind­ing Mad­cap En­gines en­gine pro­gram, Justin amassed four wins in six fi­nal-round ap­pear­ances of the eight

NHRA Division 7 events rac­ing that mid 8-sec­ond ca­pa­ble car. His Su­per Stock ti­tle run was backed by his val­ued as­so­ciates Sil­ver State Plumb­ing, Red­back Boots, and Mad­cap En­gines.

In Stock Elim­i­na­tor, Lamb’s ti­tle came rac­ing a FS/C ’17 COPO Ca­maro. Justin had be­gun the year driv­ing his fa­mil­iar D/SA ’70 Ca­maro be­fore tak­ing de­liv­ery of his new late-model COPO about mid-sea­son dur­ing an NHRA points race held in Sonoma, Cal­i­for­nia. Justin went on to win twice in the COPO, and that, com­bined with nu­mer­ous other con­sis­tent late-round fin­ishes, pushed him to the top in World Cham­pi­onship points. Lamb clinched the Stock Elim­i­na­tor cham­pi­onship dur­ing a race held at his home track—the Strip at Las Ve­gas Mo­tor Speed­way— dur­ing late Oc­to­ber.

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