In the last seven years that the LSX Challenge Series kicked off, many big-name shops, tuners, and car builders took a crack at being the king of the LSX. One of those car builders was Ron Mowen, of Vengeance Racing.
Having built a 2000 Camaro SS powered by a naturally-aspirated 440ci. LSX to compete in the all-motor class of the series, this Camaro has become legendary to those who have followed the series since the beginning. We ran across it on eBay late last night, and since the description is pretty thorough we’ll just relay the information below:
“[The] car was built for and competes in the LSX Challenge Series All-Motor Class. The car is also a perfect fit for NMCA NA 10.5”. Car runs consistent 8.20s/8.30s@ 167-170mph @ 3000-lb. race weight. High 1.1x to mid 1.2x sixty foot times. Recently won 2014 Chevy High Performance Nationals in Atlanta. Basic info below. Buyer will receive ALL engine build sheets/cam card/cylinder head information/engine dyno data/RacePak data etc…
Car: 2000 4th-Gen Camaro (body/chassis); 25.2-Cert. chassis, VFN Sunoco Hood, Lightweight Doors, Lightweight Hatch, Lexan x 4 corners.
Engine: 440 LSX Small block Long block is FRESH… 8 engine dyno pulls/5 track passes. Professionally built by Garry Grimes (Grimes Machine in Alpharetta, Georgia) GM LSX block Jesel Belt Drive BME Custom Aluminum Rods Diamond Custom Pistons GM LSX DR Cylinder Heads- Fully massaged T&D Custom STEEL Rocker Arm System GM LSX DR Single Plane Manifold- Fully massaged by Wilson Manifolds Custom Stainless Headers- Bell Chassis Works Custom Stephs Sheetmetal Dry Sump Pan Moroso 5 stage dry sump system
Drivetrain: Liberty 5 Speed (Stand and extra gears) Ram Billet Slipper Clutch (Spare clutch and clutch Machine) Moser 12 Bolt (Narrowed)
Suspension: Afco Double Adjustable Shocks Strange Race Brakes Big Stuff 3 Race Pak Fire Suppression System New DJ Safety Belts/Net Chute Chassis/Clutch professionally set up by Cale Aronson of Black Magic Clutches/Aronson Motorsports.
“I have a file an inch thick/three warehouse shelves full of spare/extra parts… Battery charger.. clutch machine.. fluids.. fuels etc… Willing to work in a lifted EZ GO Golf Cart with upgraded motor/controller/switch/solenoid and fresh battery pack. Show up with your trailer and leave running low 8s @ over 165mph. Contact me for more details.
Reason for sale: Business has trended away from 1/4 mile drag racing and more to 1/2-mile and mile-racing. I do not have the time or finances to race in all three and must follow the business. I have OVER $60k in the LONG BLOCK alone… You are buying a turn key race setup that has a proven background and recent high-profile win to back it up.”
Like we said, this car is the real deal. If you’re looking for a serious all-motor drag car built by a reputable group of LS specialists, then look no further. Happy bidding!
Rick Seitz is the owner and founder of GMEFI Magazine, and has a true love and passion for all vehicles. When he isn’t tuning, testing, or competing with the brand’s current crop of project vehicles, he’s busy tinkering and planning the next modifications for his own cars.