Alas, even though this is a quarter-mile dragstrip happening, and although the feisty Chevy muscle car won the skirmish, the day's hero was its losing rival. So, here's the background first. The videographer behind the Jmalcom2004 account on YouTube usually dabbles around lesser-known racetracks that don't necessarily use modern ET and trap speed scoreboards but rather indulge in the so-called grudge race format where all that matters is the victory, not the times or miles per hour.
One of his main venues is the Jeffersonville-based Middle Georgia Motorsports Park, and that's where this encounter took place between a host of well-prepared racers. In one lane stood the menacing Chevy Camaro, and in the other, an equally dark and mysterious Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck that felt turbocharged and fully equipped with a humongous bottle of nitrous judging by the decidedly long pre-race spray!
Obviously, we had high hopes that this brawl – which was most likely of the 1/8-mile format, not the longer quarter-mile variety – would be one for the ages. Well, it was, but not in the sense of a nail-biting victory. Instead, early on during the race's first stage, something terrible happened with the S-10, and the driver lost control for a moment with the mighty pickup truck veering directly toward its adversary. Luckily, the other Chevy managed to pass, and then the S-10 miraculously (or skillfully) stopped just inches away from the wall.
Interestingly, the pickup truck driver turned out to be a very nice, young, blonde lady – and she looked unharmed, albeit a little stunned by the near miss. By the way, in attendance was also a great-looking Nissan Z with a turbo twist, and it's sure worth a look-see, too. As such, we embedded second below a quick look at how savage the 'Devil Z' feels when running (oh-so-fast) down the dragstrip!