PICTURE OF THE WEEK: KEVIN YOUNG
OMG might best describe several of the runs put down the quarter-mile by small tire street machine "king" Kevin Young. Both he and his brother Jeff came down for their first Firebird event in better than a year to take a shot at the Lucas Oil Top Gun Shootout. Both qualified very well, which included a very stout 7.58 (194.84!) by Kevin to qualify 4th and a 7.65 (with one shot to get in on Friday by Jeff) to sit #7. But what dropped the jaws of most in attendance and those who follow the former PSCA Wild Street national champ's Camaro was what took place on Saturday morning during the Pro time trial session. Leaving little to doubt and thowing everything but the kitchen sink at the high-altitude facility - Kevin unloaded a run into the 7.30's, yes 7.30's (at well into the mid-190 speed range) that blew everyone away. This my friends was on a very small footprint of a rear tire - aka: a 275x60x15 tire configuration!
It was cool seeing both of the brother down racing in Top Gun. Everybody loved seeing them turn the wick way up on their very trick Procharger power enhancers.
No one can ever dispute the fact that these dudes are just about as wild as they come...