Saturday, 12 November 2011 01:00
Last Updated on Friday, 11 November 2011 16:44
BHS Camaro becomes instant success at first drag race
The maroon 1968 Chevrolet Camaro with the “Gon Bananas for Anna” sticker on it was ready for its first drag race: a loud, adrenaline-filled sprint down a runway that can be over in less than six seconds.
“First was the staging, where the driver does the burnout to get heat into the tires,” Bearden’s transportation core teacher Mr. Robert McClure said. “Then he set up at the light, and when the green went on he was off.”
But this wasn’t just any race to Mr. McClure or the trans core students with him. This was the first time they got to see the drag car that they built in action.
Two years ago, Mr. McClure, using money supplied by the Knox County Career and Technical Education program, bought the school a Camaro. It didn’t even have an engine or a transmission at the time, but over 500 hours of work later, the machine was ready to race.
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