Teutal Jr. Camaro on Discovery Channel tonight

With the announcement that Chevrolet will be building new COPO Camaros specifically for the sport of drag racing, a lot of aftermarket car builders have jumped on the bandwagon to build limited edition, hopped-up Camaros. American Chopper’s Paul Teutal Jr. decided he wanted to join the fray.

Teutal teamed up with So. Florida’s Trans American Muscle to produce only 77 of these tricked out Camaros. Although Teutal wasn’t in attendance, the car drew tons of people who wanted to check it out at this past weekend’s Super Chevy season opener at Palm Beach Int’l Raceway.

Equipped with many performance, suspension and interior upgrades, the most striking thing about the car is its matte black paint with custom sheet metal panels that adorn the sides, hood and roof based on the latest bike that Teutal Jr built.

Powered by Chevrolet’s 6.2 liter, 426 HP V-8 it’s topped off with a 2.9L Whipple Supercharger, X-pipe exhaust, sub-frame connectors and a custom shifter that will make this not your plain-Jane street Camaro. Suspension upgrades include K&W Coil over suspension and really big meats on the corners with Pirelli 265/35 on the front and 295/30 on the rear mounted on Forgiato 22” custom wheels. Interior upgrades include custom interior, custom door sills and lots of copper aircraft rivets.

For more info visit www.transamericanmuscle.com. The car build will be featured on American Choppers tonight (March 26) on the Discovery Channel. Check your local listings.  (Steve Gruenwald photos) [3/26/2012]

Glinny building new engine for 2012 PBSS season

The winner of the last Pro Bike & Sled Series presented by Wiseco Performance Products event will be back for the 2012 season.

“We’re going to give it a go,” said Pro Bike rider Ted Glinny, who won the 2011 season closer at the Cayuga Dragway. “I’m in the process of building a good motor for the season.”

Glinny, who has been drag racing motorcycles for over 30 years, rides a 2000 Kawasaki Ninja powered by a 1425-cc engine. The engine is fueled by a Lectron system, and employs a GPZ 1-2 automatic transmission which resides in the FBG chassis. The bike is capable of quarter-mile times in the mid eight-second range at speeds over 140 mph.

Crew chief for the Glinnja Racing team is Harry Manovich. Glinny’s son Jay and daughter Nicole are also part of the crew, as well as brother-in-law Marty.

The PBSS gets underway this year with the season-opening Victoria Day Weekend Challenge at the Cayuga Dragway of Toronto Motorsports Park May 18-20. (Mike Goodwin / MGdigital.ca photo) [3/26/2012]