Just an FYI, they are streaming Drag Week live on YouTube. Pretty neat.....
And he will probably drive his Nova way more than the other guys do the rest the year! Those guys are required to drive their cars between events on the streets, and then make passes at the drags. But once the event is over, most 7 sec. cars wont see much street use after that. Squirrel's Nova is a more streetable car, and will be driven a lot of street miles long after Drag Week is done.I cannot even begin to think of all the money they spend on those 7 second cars. If you are on the HAMB forum and watched Squirrel build his nova gasser, I saw him on his first run. He beat the other dude and ran mid 10's.
I haven't seen Doug Cline run that fast this week. Tom Bailey ran a 6.52 in testing, but his car is fiberglass (also a Camaro). Doug Cline's '68 Camaro is all steel (except an aluminum truck lid), and has been trying to be the first all-steel car to run 6's at every track.You see the all steel Camaro who set the new record? 6.52. Holy crap!