Advancements in camera technology have allowed racers to produce some amazing video in drag racing. You can find footage inside and outside the car, to super-slow motion showing just how teeth-jarring tire shake can be, to uniques ride-alongs on the wheel bars, on the suspension, and elsewhere, giving the world access that only a fly could have enjoyed at one time. Such is the case is this footage aboard Glen Bolz’s Nova during a qualifying hit that shows not just the in-car, but under the rear end and a killer shot of the left front wheel as he cranks off a seven-second pass.
Glen built this Nova from the ground up, and its no joke. A chassis that’s certified and capable to run deep into the sixess sits under the car’s green skin. During the cars’ trip to the 2013 SCSN race Glen had the Nova making passes in the 7.50’s at over 184 mph. Motivating the car is a 540 cubic inch Dart block rat motor that was built by Steve Morris Racing Engines. The engine is topped off with Dart heads, a Holley Dominator fuel injection system, and an Edelbrock intake plumbed with Precision Turbo 225 pound injectors. Providing the boost is a massive F-3R-139 ProCharger that’s strapped to the front of the engine. All of this is good for over 2,200 horsepower.
Bolz relies on a Hughes Performance XP4 Pro Mod Powerglide transmission and a GM107 billet torque converter to back all that power up.
In this video you really get the feel for how wild a 7.25-second blast at 193 MPH down the quarter mile is. Looking at the footage from the back of the car facing the rear end everything seems tame during the burnout, and rather uneventful as the pass goes down. The in-car shot looks a little more intense as you can see Glen wheeling the car and throwing the laundry at the top end. Now, the money shot is the one of the front wheel. After the launch of the car you can see the Nova hang the hoops WELL past the sixty foot marker, and then just skip off the track surface during the entire pass. If you have any friends who think drag racing is easy, let them take a look at this video!