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NZV8 - - DRAG RACING -

It’s been a busy few months for Jodey Irv­ing and his hard-work­ing team. Team boss War­wick Irv­ing has con­tin­ued to de­velop the SS/AA record-hold­ing Camaro, de­spite the suc­cess the team had last sea­son. At the Auck­land Har­ley David­son Spring Na­tion­als re­cently held at Mere­mere Drag­way, the car hit the track for the first time in its new guise, es­sen­tially a reworking of the ex­ist­ing 632ci ni­trous-fed com­bi­na­tion. The car has seen plenty of off-sea­son changes, in­clud­ing an all-new ro­tat­ing as­sem­bly built by Kerry Cor­bett. It also now has a sway bar cre­ated by Terry Bow­den of Terry’s Chas­sis Shoppe fame, along with a new set of wheels with one-inch larger [33-inch] slicks. Add to this a change in diff ra­tio and you can see the team has been busy. With the track­side as­sis­tance of Aus­tralian ni­trous guru, Mark Hayes, the car ran a new PB at the event of 7.23 at 191.48mph, de­spite the run be­ing plagued by tyre shake. Once that is­sue has been dealt with, the goal of run­ning six-se­cond passes at 200mph should be well within reach.

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