The modern age of hot rodding has practically been built around the chassis dyno as it has proven to be a valuable tuning tool as well as a source of bragging rights for enthusiasts. However, it isn’t often you see pro-level racecars getting put through the paces on a chassis dyno. But what you don’t see on the Internet isn’t always the truth in the real world—Hyperaktive Performance Solutions has been the go-to place for Pro Modified and big power twin turbo Radial vs. The World cars for nearly a year. The latest customer was Jeff Pierce Race Car Tuning as they put a Pro Nitrous racecar on the Mainline chassis dyno and cracked off 4-stages of nitrous oxide with gorilla flames nearly topping the roofline and all!
It all started last year when Hyperaktive’s main man, Joe Oplawksi, picked up a Mainline hub-dyno during the PRI Show. The unique chassis dyno bolts to the rear axle, instead of the traditional rollers that are spun by the back tires. Between the physical connection to the car and the computer software, the Mainline dyno is capable of reading up to 5,000hp. Since the dyno was installed, the shop has been non-stop running dozens of big power combinations including some big name NHRA Pro Modified entries and NMCA racers. His latest endeavor with Jeff Pierce Race Car Tuning was captured via cell phone video, showing the world the most impressive looking dyno pull of all-time.
The video starts off with the Camaro going wide-open throttle and once the first stage of nitrous kicks in, a small flame appears in each bull-horn header. Each additional nitrous stage shot the flames higher and higher until the flames were nearly as high as the roofline of the Camaro! The Purple Gorilla Racing Pro Nitrous ride features four stages of nitrous, courtesy of Nitrous Outlet and it has run a best of 3.70 at 202 mph during PDRA competition. The chassis dyno testing was done to help the team test different components, like camshafts, in an effort to drop into the 3.60s when they hit the track in 2018.
The Camaro was built by Jerry Bickel Race Cars and features the usual cool stuff like a double frame-rail chassis and carbon fiber body parts. The engine is a Reher-Morrison monster that is a 5.300-inch bore space combination and checks in at a robust 959ci. Pierce tunes the rowdy engine combination with a FuelTech FT500 engine management system.