Beyond SICK Part 6 – Tom Bailey – ’69 Camaro
Good things take time and great things take even more time. And when you are creating something that has never been done before… well, you get the picture.
It’s been several months since we updated RPM readers on the progress of Tom Bailey’s earthshattering 4,000- plus horsepower SICK 2.0 engine program, and although we’d been checking regularly with Tom and his team, there was simply no new news. And, with a full plate of events already scheduled for 2015, Bailey had SICK 2.0 (the car) completed and equipped with his previous SICK 1 motor in place and ready to do battle.
“As Drag Week was fast approaching we set this on the shelf and worked on getting 2.0 ready to race,” explained Bailey. “Although we never made a full pass and had to peddle it every time, we still managed to win Drag Week for the second time in three years!”
The best pass Bailey made was a 6.35 (1/4- mile) at Indy and Tom admits having to have to peddle the throttle from 100 feet out. “We are sub-1-second at 60 feet every time out now, so as soon as we get this beast figured out we will be hauling some serious ass!” he added…. Read more of this article. Just click on the digital feature below this introduction.
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