Banks Power has upped the output in Leonard Arnold’s 422 cu.in. small block Chevy V8 from 1307hp and 1206 lb-ft to 1400 hp and 1301 lb-ft, and with that increase comes the challenge of keeping the tires from breaking loose. Even with a reworked aero package for the now entirely paved course, we’re still seeing tire slip in 5th gear at 144 mph (which is 20 mph faster than our previous best and is a new record for the team).
This video is from a day of testing with driver Paul Dallenbach on the lower half of the course on June 9, 2012. Spoiler alert: Watch out for the flying camera and giant ant.
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