Holley EFI Propels Tom Bailey to Drag Week Victory

| October 8, 2015 More

Hot Rod Drag Week is a very special stratosphere of drag racing, reserved for only the toughest and craziest drag racers in the world. It takes a special blend of mettle, perseverance, ingenuity, and flat out mechanical and driving ability to complete the entire week in any of the classes. It goes without saying that a little luck is also required, especially if you hope to bring home a Drag Week trophy.

If you follow Drag Week, you are certainly familiar with the Unlimited class. As the name implies, rules are scarce in this class in which nearly anything goes. This is where the big boys come to play, with cars that make thousands of horsepower. After skipping Drag Week last year, Tom Bailey returned with his latest creation, entitled “Sick Seconds 2.0.” Bailey took everything he learned from the car he

piloted to Drag Week glory in 2013 and applied it in a more radical package for 2015. The tube-chassis was built by Keith Engling at Skinny Kid Race Cars. That’s right, this street-legal car is a tube chassis race car underneath the carbon fiber ’69 Camaro body. The car weighs in at a scant 2,400 pounds. Power comes from a 615 cubic inch Brodix big-block that ingests air from a pair of 94 mm Precision Turbos. Of course, a Holley Dominator is tasked with engine management, allowing Bailey to switch from his pump gas street tune to the alcohol track tune with the press of a button. All of this combined to create a wicked combination that averaged a 6.78 second elapsed time at five different track days to secure the most prized trophy at Drag Week.

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