Fuel Curve Funny Car Set for 2018 Debut
Pleasanton, CA – After a five-month break, the Fuel Curve 1970 Camaro Nitro Funny Car driven by Goodguys Rod & Custom Association President Marc Meadors is ready to hit the track. A brand new crew led by Pete Kaiser and a brand new engine combination will be tested at Sears Point Raceway in April.
For Meadors and Kaiser it is somewhat of a reunion. When he was just 16 years old, Kaiser began his career in vintage drag racing behind the wheel of his family’s 426 hemi powered top fuel dragster. His first big race was at a Goodguys-sanctioned race at now-defunct Baylands Raceway. Marc Meadors was also a teenager at the time. Kaiser went on to win a Goodguys Top Fuel Championship in 1995 with Meadors serving as Goodguys competition director. Now they’re joined together with the common goal of winning big time vintage drag races throughout the west coast. Meadors credited former funny car owner Jeff Gaynor with the idea of reuniting with Kaiser.
Sorting out the new systems will commence the second week of April with a series of tests before heading up to Firebird Raceway in Boise for the 47th Pepsi Night Fire Nationals – a track Meadors has had success at before.
To date, the Fuel Curve ’70 Camaro has run a best time of 5.782/241mph. Meadors is focused on running consistent 5.60s as the immediate goal. “I’m getting pumped up,” Meadors said. “I can’t wait to get running with Pete and the crew. We go back a long ways and to be able to race together is really cool. He and the guys have proven they’re a force to reckoned with in the Top Fuel class. I have no doubt this funny car will haul ass – Pete was born with nitro in his veins and is the ultimate competitor.”