Joe Camp

Joe, now 55 years old, started drag racing in 1975 with his first car—a '68 GTO. He bought his current race car, "Judgement Day," in 1998. It's special to him because "it's a lot of fun to drive," he says. His favorite moment in it was winning its class at Pontiac Heaven in 2003. Joe also owns a '65 GTO hardtop and two '62 Catalinas, one of which his wife races.

Strip Specs
Year/Model: 1971 LeMans Sport
Race Weight With Driver: 3,490 lbs
Curb Weight: 3,230 lbs
Fuel Level When Weighed: Full
Fuel: 110-octane
Engine: '69 code-YH 428
Cubic Inches Before/After: 428/434
Engine Built By: DCI Motorsports
Induction System
Air Cleaner: 14x3-in
Carburetor: Holley Dominator, 1,050-cfm
Jets: No. 76 primary, No. 84 secondary
Spacer Plate: None
Intake Manifold: Edelbrock Victor
Fuel System
Pump: Mallory Comp Pump Series 140
Lines: 1⁄2-in
Regulator: Mallory regulator, set to 6 psi
Other: 12-gal fuel cell
Casting: Code-48
Head Porting: Yes
Flow Numbers: 270/210 cfm
Valves: Ferrea stainless steel, 2.11/1.77-in
Bottom End
Pistons: Ross, forged-aluminum, 4.151-in, two-valve relief
Rings: Total Seal, file-to-fit, 1⁄16-, 1⁄16-, 3⁄16-in
Rods: Eagle H-beam, forged-steel, 6.625-in
Compression Ratio: 11.5:1
Crankshaft: Stock, 4.00-in
Rotating Assembly Balanced: Yes
Brand: Comp Cams solid flat-tappet
Duration at 0.050: 276/284-deg
Duration Advertised: 304/312-deg
Lift with Specified Rocker Arms: 0.726/0.726-in
Lobe Separation Angle: 108-deg
Installed Position: +2 deg
Rocker Arms: Harland Sharp 1.65:1 ratio
Distributor: HEI
Amplifier: MSD 6AL
Coil: MSD Blaster 3
Wires: MSD 8mm
Spark Plugs: Autolite 85
Total Timing: 32-deg
Rpm Total Timing is Reached: 2,300
Headers: Warrior tubular-steel, ceramic-coated
Primaries: 2.00-in
Collectors: 3.00-in
Exhaust Pipes: None
Mufflers: None
Crossover: None
Transmission: Turbo 400
Converter: ATI 9-in, 3,800-rpm stall
Shifter: B&M Pro Ratchet
Rear: Ford 9-in
Rear Gear Ratio: 4.10:1
Spool: Strange
Axles: Moser, 33-spline
Chassis and Suspension
Brakes F/R: Stock 11-in disc
Wheels F/R: Centerline aluminum 15x7 / 15x14
Tires F/R: Moser 7.10x15 / Mickey Thompson 32.0x14.0x15 slicks
Tire Pressure F/R: 34 psi / 9 psi
Suspension Front
Springs: Stock replacement
Shocks: Koni Drag Adjustables, set at 70/30
Control Arms: Stock
Stabilizer Bar: None
Other Features: None
Suspension Rear
Springs: QA1 coilover
Shocks: QA1 adjustable
Control Arms: Stock
Stabilizer Bar: 1.00-in
Other Features: None
Chassis Mods: Unknown, present on purchase
The Rest
Interior Mods: Tachometer with shift light, 5-point safety harness
Exterior Mods: Fiberglass hood and scoop
Safety Mods: Driveshaft loop, SFI approved drivetrain parts, rollcage
Color: Gray
Launch Technique: 2,800-rpm transbrake
Best 1⁄8-mile ET/MPH Prior to Event: NA
Best 1⁄4-mile ET/MPH Prior to Event: . . 10.77/ 123 mph

Run/Tuning Launch RPM Shift Pt. 60-ft. 1/8-mile 1/4-mile
1. 12 psi in rear tires 3,000 6,200 1.57 7.05/98.44 11.10/115.37
2. 9 psi in rear tires 3,000 6,200 1.60 7.01/99.40 11.03/115.04
3. 8.5 psi in rear tires 3,000 6,200 1.55 6.97/99.05 10.97/121.77
4. Same 3,300 6,200 1.55 6.98/99.19 10.95/123.00
Best Pass 10.56/127.52
5. Same 3,500 6,000 1.57 6.99/98.49 11.01/121.70
Run Notes: 1) Good run; 2) Same; 3) Very good run; 4) Same; 5) Same.