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Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Drag Race Results – Holley LS Fest 2017 Lingenfelter COPO Battle At The Green!

LINGENFELTER COPO BATTLE AT THE GREEN

Former NHRA national event finalist Emily Volkman drove her ’15 COPO Camaro to the Lingenfelter COPO Battle at the Green victory with a final-round decision over Brian Palcisko. Palcisko had the slightly better reaction time, but Volkman was closer to her dial with a 9.20 on a 9.17 dial opposite his fast-closing 8.92 on an 8.80.

With a consistent string of runs within just hundredths of a second of 9.20 all day, Volkman defeated Bowling Green’s Donnie Bray, recent NHRA divisional event winner Daren Poole-Adams, and, in the semifinals, Jim McLeod, who narrowly red-lighted. Poole-Adams paced all qualifiers with a .019 light. 1986 NHRA Stock world champion Al Corda was No. 2 with a .023, Holley Director of EFI Business Development Robin Lawrence was third with a .026, and Volkman was fourth with a .041.

Copo Battle at the Green!

To view the full results visit: https://www.lsfest.com/scoggin-dickey-parts-center-drag-race-results/

Article: by Todd Veney, courtesy of LSFest.com

Grand Champion, Autocross, & 3S Challenge Results Holley LS Fest 2017

After all the tire smoke from more than 1,200 cars and three days of non-stop action literally had cleared, Danny Popp walked off with the top prize, the Grand Champion crown. With a record crowd looking on – the biggest in the long history of Beech Bend Raceway Park – Popp drove his ’03 Corvette Z06 to victory by a wide margin (13 points) over another veteran of the LS Fest wars, Rich Wilhoff, who also finished in the runner-up position at the inaugural LS Fest West earlier this year in Las Vegas.

Popp came out on top in both QA1 Autocross events – one at Beech Bend Raceway Park and the other at NCM Motorsports Park – to earn the maximum possible Autocross points: 50. He finished second in the 3S Challenge and third in the Drag Race for a grand total of 92 points – just eight points shy of a perfect 100.

Driving an ’06 Corvette Z06, Wilhoff ruled the 3S Challenge and was second to Popp in both Autocross events but finished just 11th in drag racing for a total of 79 points. Joe Gregory was a distant third behind Wilhoff with 56 points, and Sam Strano narrowly edged out Ryan Mathews and Tyler Powell for fourth place overall.

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Popp topped all challengers on the NCM Autocross track, winning with a time of 42.766 seconds, about a half-second faster than Wilhoff’s second-place time of 43.253. Strano, who finished fourth in the overall Grand Champion standings. Mike DuSold, Grand Champion of both the 2016 LS Fest and the 2017 LS Fest West in Las Vegas, was fourth, and Jack Stanford was fifth.

On the equally challenging Beech Bend Raceway Park Autocross course, Popp again emerged victorious, again over Wilhoff. This one was even closer – Wilhoff actually tied Popp right to the thousandth of a second with a time of exactly 31.107 seconds , the first time LS Fest officials have observed that in competition – but Popp won the tiebreaker (runoff combined time), 62.060 seconds to Wilhoff’s close 62.111. Stanford was about a half-second back with a 31.508, Strano was about a half-second behind Stanford with a 31.568, and Larry Woo rounded out the top five with a time of 31.657.

Wilhoff was second to no one at the Baer/Super Chevy 3S Challenge, registering a winning time of 22.262. He also took home the coveted Vette Magazine Fastest Corvette award. Popp was right on his heels at 22.515, and Logan Palmer’s ’11 Corvette was right behind him with a score of 22.756 seconds. Fourth place went to Bret Voelkel’s Camaro (22.844 seconds), and fifth-place honors went to Tyler Powell’s ’63 Corvette with a time of 23.035.

For the Full article visit: https://www.lsfest.com/grand-championautocross3s-challenge-results/

Sam Schmidt to Take on Mario Andretti at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Sam Schmidt to Take on Mario Andretti at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

LONG BEACH, CA (April 8, 2017) – Former INDYCAR drivers Sam Schmidt and Mario Andretti announced today they will go head to head in a race next month at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Schmidt Peterson Motorsports co-owner and Indianapolis 500 legend will race semi-autonomous cars on the circuit’s 2.439-mile permanent road course on May 13 ahead of the INDYCAR Grand Prix.

Sam Schmidt, who is paralyzed from the neck down, will pilot the Z06 SAM Car, a semi-autonomous vehicle that global technology company Arrow Electronics modified for him. Sensors mounted on a high-tech headset the Las Vegas resident wears connect to infrared cameras mounted on the dashboard and detect his head-tilt motions to steer. A sip-and-puff device that Schmidt breathes into enables him to accelerate and brake. Voice commands enable Sam to switch gears and turn the SAM Car on and off. Andretti will use the same technology to drive an Arrow-modified Stingray SAM Car.

“It’s always exciting when I can get in this awesome car and go fast,” Schmidt commented. “However, this time will have extra meaning as I never had a chance to race against Mario during my driving career. He is a true legend that is world renowned and I appreciate his willingness to participate and showcase the next evolution of this technology.”

“Indianapolis has long been considered a test ground for automotive technologies, and Sam and the Arrow Chevy Corvette have continued to prove that, including a 150-mph run last year at IMS,” said Doug Boles, President of Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “Adding a match race between Mario Andretti, one of the most popular and talented drivers to ever compete at Indy, and Sam this May just takes the technology to the next level!”

This will be the first time two semi-autonomous cars have raced head to head. The legendary faceoff will benefit Conquer Paralysis Now, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization and a leading authority on spinal cord injury research and treatment founded by Schmidt. Race week donation details will be available at a later date by visiting www.conquerparalysisnow.org.

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About Conquer Paralysis Now
Conquer Paralysis Now (CPN) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to cure paralysis. The organization is leading the charge for a cure through funding scientific research, medical treatment and technological advances benefiting those paralyzed by spinal cord injuries, stroke or diseases such as ALS, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s or in other ways. For more information, visit www.conquerparalysisnow.org.

About Arrow Electronics
Arrow Electronics is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for more than 125,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 465 locations serving over 90 countries. Learn more at fiveyearsout.com.

About Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
Established in 2001 and owned by former IndyCar driver Sam Schmidt and Canadian businessman Ric Peterson, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) currently competes in the Verizon IndyCar Series. With a storied history in the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires series with over 70 wins, over 70 pole positions and seven championship wins, the Indianapolis-based team has also found success in IndyCar with five wins, two Indianapolis 500 pole positions and four poles claimed overall, as well as three top-five finishes in the championship points standings. For more information, please visit spmindycar.com.

Media Contacts:
Meghan Macdonald – Arrow
mmacdonald@arrow.com
(303) 824-4589

Veronica Knowlton – Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
veronicak@spmindycar.com
(317) 341-3488

Craig Williams – Conquer Paralysis Now
cwilliams@conquerparalysisnow.org
(609) 737-1919

Enter To Win a 1963 Corvette Sting Ray “Fuelie” and a 2017 Lingenfelter Signature Edition Corvette!

GRAVETTE, Ark. – April 3, 2017 – PRLog — The 2017 Corvette Dream Giveaway, a nationwide drawing sponsored by New Beginning Children’s Homes–a charitable organization, has officially launched! This year is the 10th Anniversary of the Corvette Dream Giveaway and the winner of this extraordinary prize package will receive two amazing Corvettes! Included in the grand-prize package is a “split window”1963 Corvette Sting Ray and a 2017 Lingenfelter Signature Edition Corvette Z06 Coupe, plus $50,000 cash for taxes!

To enter to win this never-before-seen prize package, the general public can call toll-free to (866) 600-0646 or enter online at http://dreamgiveaway.com/dg/corvette.

The Grand Prize: This extremely rare, fuel-injected, split window 1963 Corvette Sting Ray is the most desirable Corvette in the marque’s 65-year history. It is one of only 2,610 “fuelie” Corvettes made from August 1962 through July 1963. “Fuelie” 327ci V-8s were the most powerful powerplant available to Corvette in 1963 and the “fuelie” remained the most powerful Chevrolet small-block engine for over 30 years. It comes finished in Riverside Red with a beautiful matching red interior. This Corvette is restored to strict NCRS standards and was awarded the coveted NCRS Top Flight Award. Other features include the desirable M20-4 speed manual transmission, P48 cast aluminum knock-off wheels and a Positraction rear end.

The 2017 Lingenfelter Signature Edition Corvette Z06 Coupe, which sports Serial #001, cranks out 800 horsepower thanks to a 376 cubic inch (6.2 liter) Chevy LT4 Gen 5 small-block featuring a Magnuson TVS2300 Heartbeat Supercharger System (engineered for the seventh-generation Corvette Z06), ported and polished factory cylinder heads, and ultra-high-performance GT3 cam, all courtesy of the horsepower experts at Lingenfelter Performance Engineering. This unprecedented Corvette comes finished in Torch Red with a 3LZ interior, which features Jet Black perforated Napa leather seating surfaces and a unique, serialized dash plaque. The exterior also features unique styling and badging. It is loaded with high-performance factory options, including the Z07 performance package (Track Package), carbon fiber visible package, 8-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission, competition sport seats, and Z06 black aluminum wheels.

New Beginning Children’s Homes (NBCH), the sponsor of this giveaway, is a 501(c)3 provider of family-style long-term residential care with a mission to provide foster children a safe and faith-centered family atmosphere where they can heal, grow, and be loved while working through difficult life issues. In addition to the funding they receive, NBCH will provide grants to several worthwhile charities, including Disabled American Veterans, National Guard Educational Foundation, Smile Network International, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Bright Pink and Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries.

For low-res and high-res photography and video assets, please contact Kim Meyers.

A 2017 Corvette Dream Giveaway spokesperson is available for press interviews for traditional print, broadcast, and radio media and digital-only sites. Please contact Kim Meyers to arrange a press interview.

Contact
DGGroup, Inc. / Kim Meyers
kmeyers@dggroupinc.com

Climbing the Ladder – Dirk Stratton and his LS7-Powered #Driftvette

The Block - Dirk Stratton

Holley’s LS Fest (link is external) is an event near and dear to our hearts. We attend every year for a chance to witness drag racing, autocross and drifting, all in one weekend and all cars featuring an LS or LT engine. This is where Dirk Stratton comes into the picture. Two years ago, at the 2015 Holley LS Fest, we saw a grey C6 Corvette ripping through the gears at Beech Bend Raceway with a trail of white smoke behind it and we were blown away. It was refreshing to see a Chevrolet chassis dominating in a motorsport series comprised almost solely of small Japanese cars, so we have been keeping our eyes on the driver, Dirk Stratton, ever since.

As it turns out, he has grown leaps and bounds since we last saw him at LS Fest. That year, in 2015, he won the Midwest Drift Union Championship which earned him a spot in the Formula Drift Pro2 series, only one tier below the big dogs of Pro1. He competed in the ‘16 season of Formula Drift (FD) and came in a very impressive 4th place in the overall series points which earned him the prestigious “Rookie of the Year” title.

Dirk is now positioned to compete in the FD Pro2 series again in 2017, although his “Rookie of the Year” title did earn him a license to compete in Pro1. “You know, I just think my team and I should compete another year in Pro2 in order to refine a few things and continue to grow. We hope to enter the Pro1 series in 2018 as a better team and I’m confident we can dominate,” Dirk told us.

So, within a matter of just a few years, Dirk climbed the ladder from the grassroots level of drifting to a professional level, competing alongside some of the best drifters in the world. We were intrigued to find out how he got here and how he progressed so quickly, so we gave him a call to learn more about his story.

Read Article: https://theblock.com/news/climbing-ladder-dirk-stratton-and-his-ls7-powered-driftvette

ZR-1 of None

Lingenfelter’s “Gen III” LT5 provides a glimpse of what might have been with the original King of the Hill

It’s difficult to overstate the significance of the C4 ZR-1 upon its introduction. In the years leading up to it, rumors swirled and grainy spy phots of a royally dubbed “King of the Hill” high-performance variant captured the imagination of countless enthusiasts. At a time when any new vehicle with more than 250 horsepower was virtually guaranteed the cover of an automotive magazine, this first-ever Corvette supercar promised to be a game changer.

When its extra-wide 315/35ZR17 Goodyear Eagle ZR rear tires finally lit up the pavement in 1990, the ZR-1’s exotic LT5 DOHC V-8 was hailed as a marvel of mechanical achievement, and its 375-horsepower output equaled that of the Ferrari Testarossa’s V-12. The engine was famously developed in a joint venture between Chevrolet and Lotus, and assembled by marine-engine manufacturer MerCruiser.

Chevrolet indeed made a statement that its flagship performer could run with the world’s best. Everyone agreed. Unfortunately, they didn’t exactly acknowledge it with their wallets. Despite an initial stampede for the first few cars off the line, demand for the roughly $30,000 ZR-1 option—applied on top of the $32-$37K tab (depending on model year) for a base C4 coupe—quickly waned.

Read More: https://www.corvette-mag.com/issues/112/articles/zr-1-of-none#.WKxUPBLyvOQ

The Arrow SAM Project

The Arrow SAM Project C7 Z06 Corvette

Arrow launched the Semi-Autonomous Motorcar (SAM) project in 2014. The current SAM car is a 2016 Corvette C7 Z06 modified so that a quadriplegic former IndyCar driver, Sam Schmidt, once again can drive using only his head to control the car.

Arrow and Schmidt have driven oval tracks, road courses and mountain summit runs at speeds up to 152 mph. The purpose of the SAM project is not only to push the boundaries of our transportation system, but also to rapidly innovate new technologies in ways never before thought possible.

In September 2016, Sam Schmidt became the first person with quadriplegia in the United States to receive an autonomous vehicle driver’s license. He has since driven the SAM car on the streets of Las Vegas, Nevada proving that the technology used in the SAM car is capable of much more than just turning laps.

Lingenfelter Performance Engineering is proud to have partnered with Arrow to further enhance the performance capability of the Arrow SAM car. Original plans were made to push the SAM car’s factory LT4 supercharger to its limits. Ideally this would enable the SAM car to achieve more power for high speed runs. With further review of the tasks at hand, Lingenfelter asked Magnuson Superchargers for their support to join this incredible build.

With both partners on board, the SAM car was upgraded to an aftermarket supercharger. The Arrow SAM car will be the first Corvette C7 Z06 in production with Magnuson’s NEW LT4 Heartbeat TVS2300 kit.

Together, Arrow, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering and Magnuson are working in the world of Five Years Out to turn what is possible into what is practical and help the SAM car reach its highest performance capabilities. Be sure to follow and share our journey on this incredible build. Stayed tuned for additional photos and video.

For more information, please visit www.arrowsamcar.com.

Lingenfelter Chevrolets Light Up the 2017 Chicago Auto Show

Hot wheels that will make your eyeballs hurt

First up is the 2017 Lingenfelter Chevrolet Corvette Z06. The red beast packs a V-8 engine that delivers a whopping 800 horsepower and 800 lb-ft of torque. It is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. The coupe also sports the optional Z07 performance package and carbon ceramic brakes.

The second car on display is a 2017 Lingenfelter Supercharged Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. It also has a V-8 that cranks out 800 horsepower and 800 lb-ft of torque. Lingenfelter’s ZL1 offers a 6-speed manual transmission to help keep things interesting on the street or track and sports a Chevrolet Flowtie, Brembo brakes, magnetic ride control, and slick custom graphics.

Last, but certainly not least, the modern beasts are sharing space with a Lingenfelter-powered C2 Corvette Grand Sport. The classic ‘Vette has a 427-cubic-inch Lingenfelter LS7-based engine under the hood that offers 603 hp at 6500 rpm. Other goodies include Lingenfelter CNC ported LS3 cylinder heads, CNC air cleaner, roller camshaft and valve train components, wet sump oil system, Holly dual quad low-riser intake, throttle bodies, and dominator ECM and wiring harness.

Read More: http://www.automobilemag.com/news/lingenfelter-chevrolet-2017-chicago-auto-show/

LINGENFELTER SUPER-HOT CARS OUTSHINED THE OTHER DISPLAYED BEASTS AT 2017 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

LINGENFELTER SUPER-HOT CARS OUTSHINED THE OTHER DISPLAYED BEASTS AT 2017 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Three cars from Lingenfelter Performance Engineering stood out among the supercars at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show. The 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, 2017 Chevrolet Camara ZL1, and the Lingenfelter-powered C2 Corvette Grand Sport outshined the other hot cars on display.

When it comes to automotive performance engineering industry, the Lingenfelter Performance Engineering is a recognized brand. The 44-year-old company excels in engine building, engine and chassis tuning components and installation, especially for the majority of GM vehicles.

When the 2017 Chicago Auto Show opened its doors today, three cars from Lingenfelter Performance Engineering captured the hearts of many. Check below why these three cars are deemed to be superior to the other hot cars present in the show.

Read More: http://www.autoworldnews.com/articles/29911/20170211/lingenfelter-super-hot-cars-outshined-displayed-beasts-2017-chicago-auto.htm

Seven-Time SCCA Solo II National Champion Danny Popp Talks Corvettes, LS Motors and How to be Successful

Seven-Time SCCA Solo II National Champion Danny Popp Talks Corvettes, LS Motors and How to be Successful

If you’re at all familiar with the grassroots autocross and time attack scene, chances are, you’ve heard of Danny Popp. He’s the guy that seems to always be holding giant trophies on Sundays at premier events around the U.S. and drives nothing but blue Corvettes. Well, it was high time we chatted with Mr. Popp to get his thoughts on just why he likes those blue Corvettes so much, why he races and see if there was any wisdom he could impart upon us.

Danny grew up in an essentially Chevrolet-dedicated family. Both his mother and father were NCCC (National Council of Corvette Clubs) and SCCA members. Danny’s father was an engineer at General Electric and had a passion for all things mechanical, which he instilled upon little Danny at an early stage. Danny grew up around a couple Corvettes (‘65 327/350 coupe and ‘72 LT-1 coupe), 70 1/2 Z28 and even a Corvair. On weekends, Danny said he would attend autocrosses with his mother and father where they became a bit of local legends.

Years later, and now Danny is a seven-time SCCA Solo II national champion (amongst many other wins) and is also a full-time certified Corvette specialist/technician at McCluskey Chevrolet in Cincinnati, Ohio. Danny tells us he also night-shadows as the Owner, proprietor and sole employee of RAFT Motorsports, Inc., a consulting firm for several national racers.

Read More: https://theblock.com/news/seven-time-scca-solo-ii-national-champion-danny-popp-talks-corvettes-ls-motors-and-how-be

 

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