1972 Dodge Demon 340 vs 1969 Camaro ZL1 – PURE STOCK DRAG RACE

Now THIS is a great match-up! These cars weren’t paired together. Both of their opponents had mechanical issues so they decided to race each other one time. The first, the Camaro of all Camaros…. 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL-1. These things are unbelievably rare. They only made 69 of them! Obviously several have been destroyed, so to even see one any more is crazy! They come up for auction on a rare occasion, and a few years back one went for over $800,000!!!! The ZL-1 is just a straight up nasty drag racer. We’re talking over 500 horsepower and over 500 ft-lbs of torque. But don’t sleep on its opponent. We’ve got a 1972 Dodge Demon 340. These cars were light and that 340 was definitely underrated by Dodge. The compression was starting to drop a lot in 1972, but this one still brings a pretty good punch. Who do you think will win? Both of these cars are featured in the Pure Stock Muscle Car Drag Race series.

Remember, both cars participate in the Pure Stock Muscle Car Drag Race series.

The rules for PSMCDR are listed below:

For 1955 to 1979 musclecars built in United States and Canadian assembly plants with a minimum warranty of 12 months and 12,000 miles.
Any car running faster than 11.50 will be disqualified and will not have a qualifying time recorded.
Any convertible running faster than 13.50 will be disqualified and will not have a qualifying time recorded.
Casting numbers must be correct for the year and horsepower claimed including intake manifold, heads, and exhaust manifolds. Blocks do not have to be “numbers matching,” but they must be the correct displacement. Overbores up to .070″ are allowed. Stock cranks only.
All Engines – 1.5 extra points allowed over advertised.
The camshaft must be correct for the year, model, and horsepower claimed for the type of lifter (hydraulic or solid). Roller cams NOT allowed.
The valve train must be factory stock for the year, make, and horsepower claimed.
The ignition system must be stock, including the distributor, cap, coil, and wires. Points may be replaced with any electronic conversion that fits under the stock distributor cap.
The carburetor must be correct for the year, make, and horsepower claimed. Jetting and metering changes are permitted. THE CHOKE ASSEMBLY MUST BE IN PLACE AND FUNCTIONAL!
Cast-iron exhaust manifolds are mandatory and must be correct for the year, model, and horsepower claimed. Internal modifications to the exhaust manifolds are NOT allowed. Under no circumstances will headers be allowed, including those cars that came with headers delivered in the trunk. Pipes must be routed as they were originally for the year, make, model, and engine combination. Mufflers must be stock looking in design, that is, oval in shape. No glasspacks or straight pipes allowed unless installed as original equipment. Maximum muffler inlet and outlet size is 2.5 inches. X & H pipes allowed.
The radiator must be correct for the year, make, model, and horsepower claimed. No lightweight, aluminum radiators allowed.
The camshaft must be correct for the year, model, and horsepower claimed for the type of lifter (hydraulic or solid). Roller cams NOT allowed. Duration at .050″ lobe lift must be within 1% of factory specs. Lift at the valve must be within 2% of factory specs. Maximum stall limited to 2200 rpm.
The transmission must be correct for year, make, model and engine of the car. 3-speed manuals may be upgraded to the correct 4-speed if originally available.
The rear axle must be of the same manufacturer as the car. Any gear ratio is allowed.
Reproduction tires or radial tires only.You are allowed to run tires one size over stock.
Factory wheels only.

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