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Dave Schroeder’s 1966 Chevrolet Corvette - Drag Week nitrous weapon

By Simon Telford | Video: Matt Reekie, Photos: Povi & Luke, 23 Sep 2018 Drag Week

With 872 cubic inches and four stages of nitrous, Dave Schroeder's Corvette is one of the wildest street cars on earth

Dave Schroeder’s 1966 Chevrolet Corvette - Drag Week nitrous weapon

WHEN Canadian Dave Schroeder won Hot Rod Drag Week last year in his 1966 Corvette, it was the first time a nitrous-assisted car had won the event since 2007. And he did it with an average ET of 6.8136-seconds. 

This year, Dave finished second overall behind Tom Bailey's Camaro, but he seemed very happy to have finished an event held in such crazy weather conditions without any dramas.

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In the video, Dave takes us through some of the development needed to get a car like this competitive at the pointy end of Drag Week competition. And we learn a few surprising things; including that the body is a factory Vette item from the firewall back. 

The engine is a 872-cube Reher Morrison item, prepared for Drag Week duties by Ken's Custom Auto and wearing four Monte Smith nitrous kits. 

Dave's average this year was 7.017-seconds and may well have been better if Dave had a chance to make more runs on Day One. So cool to see such a fast nitrous street car. 

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