A Black Sheep Wagon
Within the mostly cookie-cutter world of dragster chassis dominated Super Comp racing it’s refreshing to see something different in the mix, and Indiana’s Bob Eaker certainly delivers on that front. Since 2013, Eaker has been faithfully racing a 1967 Chevy Nova (affectionately known as Big Sexy). While Eaker often competes head-to-head with the rear-engine dragsters in 8.90 index racing, this car is also a very versatile one—capable of Nostalgia Drag Racing and Super Gas class racing. The car was originally built by Jefferey Ferguson from Mississippi and then had a couple of other owners before Eaker acquired it. How rare is this car? That’s debatable, but let’s just say there were not very many two-door Nova wagons made in 1967. Bob’s Nova is powered by a 565ci big-block Chevy built by Al Robbins at Freedom Racing Engines in Brownsburg, Indiana. Using an
FTI torque converter and Powerglide transmission, unchecked, this Nova wagon has run 8.45 at 160 mph.