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Discussion in 'Historical' started by Beentherebefore, Nov 19, 2013.
Here is another shot of the car!
Got to admit, that has me smiling!
A Chrysler friend and ex dyno guy at Chrysler has this 68 Dart with a 410" Sprint Car engine. Greg Charney is his name..............ex Super Stock racer also. Enjoy. This car is just awesome.
Interesting (and very unique) combo. How's the driveability?
10.17 at 134 mph. See video:
Nice ride but I kept waiting for him to set up for turn one.
From Ed's picture, the car looked streetable to me also. That's why I asked about "Driveability".
This is a re-post of the great Champion Spark plug ad that I had originally placed in post #2 of this thread. Looks like my original ad transfer got "timed out". We're trying a different method now which, hopefully, will stay posted.
Found this while doing research on some open wheel stuff;
Just wonderin'........ # 29, BK racing (Keselowskis???). Coincidence?
34th Copper World Classic Results
USAC K & N Silver Crown Series, Final race of the season at Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, AZ
STORY BY: Gaye Carmichael -
(Avondale, AZ, 11/12/09) What a night of great achievement in the USAC K & N Silver Crown Series when Bud Kaeding of Campbell, (CA), driving the #29 BK Motorsports Speedway Mopar, scored his third USAC Silver Crown championship.
Only one other driver has ever captured three championship titles in Silver Crown competition and this well known great driver was Jimmy Sills, who is still very active in racing, in one way or another. Sills won his three in the early 1990's.
When they were serious about supporting race teams, Mopar sure could come up with some nice paint jobs/wraps. This is a photo (being offered on e-Bay) of the Tony Stewart team World Of Outlaws car which was driven by Danny Lasoski in 2003.
Tony Stewart ran Mopar backed Sprint car teams from 2003 thru 2006. Paul Kistler built the motors for this WOO machine with help from factory Chrysler motor guys according to Mopar press releases at the time. In 2006, Mopar was backing not only the Stewart team but also the WOO teams owned by Kasey Kahne (driven by Joey Saldana), Guy Forbrook (driven by Tyler Walker) and the Swindell family (driven by Kevin Swindell).
In addition to the Kistler motors used by the Stewart team, the Kahne team used Mopar motors from Speedway Engine Development, the Forbrook team used Mopar motors built by Gaerte, and the Swindell team used Mopar motors built by Gary Stanton - all of them stalwarts of the WOO engine establishment.
Lots more on Mopar supported Sprint Car teams in post #40 on P2 of this thread - way too much to type here.
Just found this photo on Pinterest of Joey Saldana driving the Mopar powered World Of Outlaws sprint car owned by Kasey Kahne.
Saldana went on a tear in 2009, driving Kahne's Mopar powered entries to victory in 21 WOO races!
Picture being offered on e-Bay of Saldana and his boss on the track together;
Just to help thread drift.
This "1976 Olympia Nascar Charger" was apparently an entry in the 1976 Le Mans.
Does anyone know anything about it? It runs a Hemi, which surely wasn't around in the US Nascar series at that time? or was it?
Looks like a beast, especially at SPA.
A couple of NASCAR teams went to Lemans in 1976 to compete. See pictures. Engine specifications are different there than for NASCAR.
Junie Donlevey in the Ford and McGriff in the Dodge.
Check out the "74 Dodge Charger" thread (about 5 below this one). Lots of information/photos on the original that Hershel McGriff took to LeMans in 1976 and what was used to build the replica in this video
Thanks Beentherebefore. Didnt realise there was thread. Now I know the back story. Cheers.
Wow Fast Eddie, what a great combo. Are these engines easily available? Ive seen a few stories on the Nascar engines in road cars, but never even thought of the Sprint mills. Are they "Streetable"?? Beats building an old LA block from the 60s/70s. What sort of $$ are they? Is the bellhousing pattern std LA? thx.
I know a guy local here, who has a 5 ltr Ford V8 Supercar engine in his '70 Falcon, I wouldnt mind one of these Sprint engines in my 69 Dart too. .
Photo shared from Pinterest of Mark Kinser's WOO sprint car racing his uncle Steve.
Seeing the popularity of this series in middle America, maybe Mopar could cut back some on sponsoring Top Fuel dragsters and divert that funding to supporting a WOO car or two.
A great shot of the Rod Shop Colt powered by the Mopar motor developed for IRL competition. Photo (shared from the Petersen Photo Archive Facebook page) was shot at the 1971 NHRA Springnationals.