Kurt Busch's Stroker 6.1 HEMI '70 Challenger

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Kurt Busch's Stroker 6.1 HEMI '70 Challenger

Post by scottm » Sat Mar 06, 2010 9:54 pm

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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champ Busch to compete in Gatornationals
http://www.nhra.com/story/2010/3/6/nasc ... nationals/
The driver of the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge for Penske Racing is set to get behind the wheel of his rebuilt 1970 Dodge Challenger next weekend to compete against a field of between 70 and 90 veteran Super Gas racers who no doubt will be champing at the bit to line up against one of the biggest names in motorsports.

Busch will make a minimum of three time trial passes on Thursday March 11 and the field will return Friday morning to begin eliminations.

“Gainesville is one of the marquee events on the NHRA calendar and it’s a privilege to compete against the best Sportsman racers out there,” Busch said.

Busch bought the Dodge Challenger in 2008 and began the process of getting it into race shape in March of 2009. The car is powered by a stroked 6.1 liter Hemi, weighs 3,000 pounds and puts out a 1,167 horsepower.
Man, I want to see some motor pictures from that Challenger!
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Re: Kurt Busch's Stroker 6.1 HEMI '70 Challenger

Post by scottm » Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:27 am

Just a couple more interesting details about the Challenger...

NHRA: Sprint Cup Champ To Run Gatornationals
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/3586 ... rnationals
Busch bought the Challenger in 2008 off of eBay for $15,000 and spent more than a year rebuilding it. The car has a 426 hemi engine that is fuel-injected and turbocharged producing 1167 horsepower. The car is street legal in N.C.

Kurt will be foot braking the car with a powerglide tranny and no electronics.
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Re: Kurt Busch's Stroker 6.1 HEMI '70 Challenger

Post by scottm » Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:10 pm

Busch eliminated in first NHRA competition
http://www.allpar.com/news/index.php/20 ... ompetition
After waiting two days for his first NHRA Super Gas competition, NASCAR driver Kurt Busch went home Sunday after being eliminated in the opening round of the Gatornationals. Busch was racing in the 9.90-second division but his HEMI-powered 1970 Dodge Challenger sputtered shortly after the start and Busch posted a 10.10-second run, coming in behind Wes Neely’s ‘67 Camaro.
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