Drag-radials have their limits, especially in wheelwell-confined GTOs, but Shane made a tremendous attempt to crack into the 10s. Although picture-perfect runs loom on the horizon for him outside of the blast furnace that we were working in, there's something to be said for leaving your right foot planted to the floorboard and keeping your concentration intact when the car power slides two feet to the right at each rip of the gears.
Whether you plan on building a stealthy collectible or a super-fast street car with a hidden, dragstrip-warrior persona, it's all possible with an LS-based platform to use as a working canvas for your masterpiece.
HPP would like to thank the management and crew at Late Model Racecraft and Lonestar Motorsports Park for their assistance in making this Shootout possible. Also thanks to local Houston Pontiac hobbyists Lloyd Coulson, Larry Navarro, Dan Barton, Jimmy Braud, John Chung, Jeff Gee, Paul Kenney, and Les Newton for volunteering at the track and making the event run much more smoothly. On the hottest day of the year in Houston, it pays to have great companies to partner with, and even better friends; especially ones that have ice-cold bottles of water.