Brenda Claims the Atlanta Divisional Win!
Brenda drove her 1969 Camaro through six rounds of eliminations at the NHRA Division 2 Atlanta Race to claim her latest NHRA Divisional Win. In route to the final, Brenda beat 2011 NHRA Division 2 Stock Eliminator Champion, Jeff Adkinson, multi-time IHRA Stock/Super Stock World Champion, Monty Bogan Jr. and Jimmy “Country Dog” Hidalgo. In the final round Brenda met Jimmy Hidalgo Jr. AKA “Country Puppy” (#5 in 2011 NHRA National Points and 2011 NHRA Division 4 Stock Eliminator Champion). The final was a great race where Brenda had a .022 second starting line advantage and for the second time in her career brought the NHRA Division 2, Atlanta Divisional trophy home to Plant City, FL.
Super Stock Update
The week following the Charlotte 4 -Wide Nationals, B&B Race Cars started work on our ‘69 Camaro Super Stocker. Cutting out the complete floor and trunk pan, as well as the front and rear clips, the car became a shell of its exterior sheetmetal. A new OEM front subframe has been installed and the car is progressing. A B&B 4-link with Mark Williams parts will be installed shortly.
On Track Testing
Coming out of the water box for her first qualifying pass at the Bristol event, Brenda broke the crankshaft on her primary 396ci engine. With the spare 396ci engine also down for a cracked crankshaft, it was put in the spare-to-the- spare
427ci engine or sit out the next several races. The 427 went in. As we had no carb setup for the 427 we consulted with Scooter at QuickFuel Technology. With his guidance we settled on metering blocks, airbleed and jet changes. The scheduled
test session for Penske shocks was put on hold for chassis and setup testing at the Atlanta divisional. This test session was then scrubbed due to technical difficulties and an injury to Bill. Qualifying went better than expected with corrected et’s the
best we had seen for the 427. Then going against our usual regimen of not making changes during an event, a change was made for the last qualifying pass. The car responded to the change and we netted a reduction in et of .111 seconds. The 427
turned out to be a consistent combination even when track temperatures exceeded 140 degrees. Goodyear tires really put the power to the ground!