“The ‘Pig has gone wild and it is hungry,” Carl Stevens of Xtreme Racing Engines vivaciously shared as he described Clint Satterfield’s latest Pro Modified creation. The longtime E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Modified racer parted ways with his familiar 1968 Pontiac Firebird body and has joined the Chevy camp for 2018. After campaigning a couple of Firebirds over the past four years, Satterfield will climb behind the wheel of a first generation Camaro for the first time since 2013.
Larry Jeffers Race Cars is responsible for building the tube chassis and wrapping it in a carbon fiber Camaro body. Once it was slathered in blue paint, Satterfield and longtime crew chief Bob Gardner delivered it to Xtreme Race Cars, home of the similarly named Xtreme Racing Engines. There Carl Stevens and his crew installed one of its NHRA-legal billet engines and began work on building the turbo system. The shop also wired and plumbed the Camaro to ready it for preseason testing that is due to start later this month, in preparation for the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals in mid-March.
The Xtreme Racing Engines powerplant is a Hemi engine design using billet engine components and it displaces 526ci. The engine is part of a complete powertrain package from Steven’s New Jersey-based engine and chassis shop. Also included in the group purchase is a MoTeC M1 engine management system with Xtreme Racing Engines’ Pro Mod firmware package. Stevens also spec’d the torque converter and transmission, which were sourced from M&M Racing Transmissions. “Basically, he bought our complete NHRA-legal package,” said Stevens. He continued, “This way we can guarantee clients low 5.70s in a turn-key package. We will handle the chassis and suspension tuning along with the EFI and power management tuning.”
Satterfield is focused on a successful 2018 journey and has the right pieces to make that happen, he said “We haven’t said ‘no’ to anything, it’s all the best of the best.” As the Stevens and his Xtreme Racing Engines/Cars crew nears completion of the new twin turbo Hemi engine, the car is slated to spend some time at Menscer Motorsports. It will get a suspension setup specific for Pro Modified competition as Mark “The Shock Nerd” Menscer and his staff wave their magic wand over the Camaro. After the Menscer modifications are complete, the team will make its way to Orlando Speed World for the Real Pro Mod (RPM) Associations’s Winter Warm-Up February 23-24, 2018.