The "Smokey Burnout"!
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Driver Mark Konzelman of Medina Ohio is behind the wheel of this classic 71 Chevelle SS. Mark is putting on an exhibition of its power by doing a traditional smokey burnout.
The smokey burnout can be traced back the beginnings of drag racing. Drivers would do a burnout to heat up their tires, clean them off, and to lay down some rubber on the track for better traction. From hotrodders hanging out on Saturday night, to top fuel dragsters getting ready to run the quarter mile, to NASCAR drivers celebrating their victory in the winnerâ€™s circle, motor sports fans expect to see this awesome display of power: â€œThe Smokey Burnoutâ€.
The 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454
Wheelbase, inches: 112.0
Weight, lbs: 3,800
Number built: 8,773
Base price: $3,800
Top Available Engine
Type: ohv V-8
Displacement, cid: 454
Fuel system: 1 x 4bbl.
Compression ratio: 11.25:1
Horsepower @ rpm: 450 @ 5600
Torque @ rpm: 500 @ 3600
0-60 mph, sec: 6.1
1/4 mile, sec. @ mph: 13.7 @ 103
Also by Joe Schaf
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