By The Numbers
'55 Chevy Bel Air
Sonny Poteet, 65
Pearland, TX
Best e.t.: 10.80 at 126 mph

Type: Chevy 502 big-block
Block: GMPP 4.470-inch-bore 502
Oiling: stock pump and pan
Rotating assembly: stock 4.000-inch forged crank,
rods, and 8.75:1 pistons
Cylinder heads: ported Edelbrock Performer RPM
aluminum castings with 2.19/1.88-inch
Manley valves and 118cc chambers
Camshaft: custom Crane 230/234-at-.050
hydraulic roller, .539/.544-inch lift,
110-degree LSA
Valvetrain: Crane lifters, roller 1.7:1 rockers,
and timing set
Induction: Weiand intake manifold,
dual Holley 750-cfm carburetors
Ignition: MSD Digital 6AL box, distributor,
coil, and plug wires
Power adders: Weiand 6-71 supercharger
set at 6 psi,
NOS Turbo nitrous system
jetted at 100 hp
Fuel system: custom 17-gallon fuel cell,
Holley pump and regulator,
custom fuel log
Exhaust: Williams Classic 2-inch long-tube
headers, dual 3.5-inch Dynomax mufflers
Cooling: Be Cool radiator with four electric fans,
Milodon water pump
Built by: owner
Transmission: GM TH400 auto with trans brake,
TCI 4,000 stall converter,
Gear Vendors overdrive unit,
B&M shifter
Rear axle: Ford 9-inch rearend,
Moser 35-spline axles, 4.11:1 gears,
Detroit Locker differential
Front suspension: rebuilt stock
Rear suspension: custom ladder bars,
Koni coilovers
Brakes: stock Impala discs, front;
stock Ford pickup discs, rear;
custom vacuum tank
Wheels: Centerline Convo Pro
15x6, front; 15x15, rear
Tires: Kumho 195/65-15, front;
Mickey Thompson 33x21.5x15
Sportsman Pro, rear