Looking for a few extra ponies for this year’s event, Daryl wanted a head, cam and piston upgrade from Westend Performance for his 427, but that has quickly got out of hand. The little Torry will be packing over 800hp for Drag Challenge 2016 thanks to a whole new combo that boasts the best of the best: Little M block; 427ci; custom Diamond pistons; AFR 15-degree Racer Pro heads massaged by Nathan Higgins; Dominator carb; Callies rotating assembly; T&D rockers; 904 lifter; and a bunch of other goodies including a Racepak datalogger and MSD grid.
“This car gets driven everywhere so we are throwing everything at it to make it the best it can be on a 235,” Westend’s Sam Fenech says. “Once we exhaust all of those options we will start looking at the chassis, but we hope to get it closer to an eight on pump gas.” It seems like a PB on Drag Challenge this year is inevitable for the Torrie.
Regardless of time slips though, Daryl is looking forward to the road trip. “For me the event is all about the road trip,” he says. “Not only that, it’s a good way to test out your car and see if it’s a true street vehicle.”