If you’re a fan of drag racing, you’ve probably heard of the Byron Dragway in Illinois. This past weekend, the track played host to the Meltdown Drags, a vintage drag racing event that draws some of the biggest names in the sport. One of the highlights of the event was the highest wheelstand competition, which was won by Wes Newman in his insane-blown wheel standing Camaro.
Newman, who hails from Ohio, is a veteran of the sport and has been racing for over 30 years. His Camaro, which is powered by a blown 632 cubic inches big block Chevy engine, is a true work of art. The car is a sight to behold, with its bright orange paint job and massive rear slicks. But it’s not just the looks of the car that make it special; it’s what’s under the hood that counts.
The blown 632 engine is a monster, producing over 1,500 horsepower and enough torque to lift the front wheels off the ground. And that’s exactly what Newman did during the highest wheelstand competition at Byron. As the crowd looked on in amazement, Newman launched his Camaro down the track and lifted the front wheels high into the air, holding the wheelstand for what seemed like an eternity.
It was a truly amazing sight to see, and one that won Newman the highest wheelstand competition. But it’s not just about winning competitions for Newman; he’s passionate about the sport and is always looking for ways to improve his performance.
“I’ve been racing for a long time, but I still learn something new every time I go out on the track,” he said. “It’s all about pushing yourself and your car to the limit and seeing what you can achieve.”
Newman’s blown wheel standing Camaro is a testament to his passion and dedication to the sport of drag racing. If you’re a fan of fast cars and high-performance engines, then you don’t want to miss the chance to see this amazing machine in action. And who knows, maybe one day you’ll see it lifting the front wheels at a track near you!