Detroit Speed Third Gen Camaro, Goodguys AutoCross, Fuel Curve

Track Day! AutoCrossing the Detroit Speed Third Gen Camaro

The Detroit Speed Third Gen Camaro is a big blue monster and we were lucky enough to have our Fuel Curve logos emblazoned on the car recently. Detroit Speed founder and President Kyle Tucker represented Fuel Curve in last weekend’s Goodguys Sponsor Shootout in Columbus, Ohio during the Goodguys 21st PPG Nationals. It was a 16-car field, single elimination tournament.

Detroit Speed Third Gen Camaro, Goodguys AutoCross, Fuel Curve

You might remember the feature we did on this car last fall. Built as a test mule for Detroit Speed’s new F-body Third Gen Camaro parts line, the car is simply wicked. Screaming revs to nine thousand RPM’s are frequent as Kyle charges out of the starting blocks aiming for the first corner at any given AutoCross track.

Detroit Speed Third Gen Camaro, Goodguys AutoCross, Fuel Curve

In Columbus, DSE brought three cars, this third gen Camaro, Kyle’s second gen Camaro and their red, white and blue C3 Corvette. Unfortunately for him (and us), the DSE second gen Camaro with Bryan Johnson behind the wheel eliminated the Fuel Curve Iroc Z in the opening round of eliminations in the 16-car field, but it was an experience we won’t soon forget.

The cars qualified all day with our guy getting in at least 5 laps prior to eliminations. The day was spent tweaking and tuning the Third Gen Camaro getting it as close to perfect as he and the crew could. “This car is fun and easy to drive,” Tucker said.

“Our Third Gen Camaro suspension is a simple bolt-on system with our castor/camber plates, strut tower brace, tubular lower control arms, and the JRi struts we use. The rear is a 4-link setup. It’s a really simple suspension package,” Tucker explained.

Detroit Speed Third Gen Camaro, Goodguys AutoCross, Fuel Curve

Photo by Robert McGaffin

Technically speaking, this car is balanced, powerful and handsome as hell. Our logos looked great on it. About that hi-winding engine. It’s a Mast Motorsports LS7 giving Kyle all the might he can muster. Topped with MSD’s Atomic Air-Force intake manifold and Holley’s Dominator EFI kit, it literally screams to the tune of 723rwhp with 538lbft of twisty torque while kicking out rocking revs which are audible from long distances. In fact, we were on the opposite side of the fairgrounds and we could tell by the echoing pitch when Kyle was making qualifying runs.

Detroit Speed Third Gen Camaro, Goodguys AutoCross, Fuel Curve

Win or lose, it was a bitchin’ day with a bitchin’ Camaro. Thanks for repping the brand Kyle!

Senior Editor, Digital Media

With three decades of automotive journalism under his belt, John Drummond serves as Senior Editor – Digital Media for Fuel Curve and Goodguys Rod & Custom Association where he has worked since 1990. Drummond got his start in motorsports reporting by making a fake press pass to gain starting line access. The ruse worked and he began covering auto races as far back as 1986 in Northern California, eventually getting his stories published worldwide. He has owned and driven everything from a 1957 Plymouth Belvedere to a ridiculously modded Subaru WRX as well as a string of Mercedes AMG’s, most of which had the warranties voided the day after leaving the dealership.

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