Drag racer Tim Slavens narrowly escaped disaster right after his 1969 Chevy Camaro went airborne throughout the recent Lights Out twelve event at South Atlanta Motorsports Park.
Slavens has been lined up alongside a green Ford Mustang when he or she got the jump on the particular Ford and began to take away. Slavens had to get out of the particular gas, however , as the front-end of his Chevy Camaro began lift off the floor. Sensing imminent disaster, this individual pulled the parachute around the car, stabilizing it plus preventing it from flicking end-over-end as it soared throughout the dragstrip. Surprisingly, the Camaro ends up landing on the tires, with the parachute assisting Slavens regain control of the car as it rolls through the complete.
Slavens’ car may have the Chevy Camaro body, however it has HEMI power beneath the hood. The Brand Anderson Engines block is combined with two 106mm Accuracy turbochargers and a built TH400 four-speed automatic transmission. This particular combination took Slavens to some personal eighth-mile record associated with 3. 621 seconds in 217. 74 mph within 2019, so it’s secure to say that this steel-bodied speed is extremely fast when it isn’t really putting on its best Boeing 747 impression.
After this frightening wreck, Slavens crew produced some small repairs plus sent him back on track, with the racer clocking in a respectable 3. 893-second eighth-mile pass at 193. 52 mph. While nowhere fast near his personal report, it’s good to see this airborne moment didn’t send out his team packing during the day.
Slavens did not end up winning Lights Away 12, either (that variation went to fellow Chevy Camaro racer Ron Rhodes), yet after this potentially disastrous operate, we’re sure he has been just happy to leave the particular race track with his twin-turbo HEMI-powered Camaro in one piece.
Check out the video embedded beneath to watch Slavens’ 1969 Chevy Camaro take flight.