With all the Doug Herbertvalvetrain gear in Terry Herbert's nitrous-fed '84 Monte Carlo SS, you'd think he was related, but he's not. Terry does, nonetheless, share a voracious appetite for winning with his more-famous namesake. In 2006, Terry secured six True Street index wins, and in 2005, he managed three. At Joliet, Terry was unfazed by the 78-car field, and dove right in, finishing tenth overall. This Monte Carlo SS is a true driver, in the sense that it's so well known in Terry's hometown that he can't get a race. ("It runs on a blend of pump gas and avgas. They know me well down at the airport.") The only exception to this is when a new batch of soldiers hits the army base. "A new soldier will move into town and run across me," the M1 tank mechanic says, "and I make him feel bad." At Joliet, Terry's Monte had inexplicable traction problems in the left lane, holding it to a 9.95. On top of that, the number-two piston broke a ring and damaged the piston. Still, Terry's 10.0 performance rings impressive. Terry also gives credit to his racing partner, Mark Gosslin, who he bought out a year and a half ago.
1984 Chevy Monte Carlo SS Terry Herbert Occupation: M1 Abrams tank mechanic Hometown: Elizabethtown, KY Best Prior e.t.: 9.89/138 True Street e.t. Average: 10.051