Killer Kameno Racing

Open Road Racer

DRIVER’S INFORMATION SHEET

DRIVER: W. Scott Wheeler

Atlanta, Georgia
PROFESSION: President, Automotive Consultants Group, Inc.
 
NAVIGATOR: Garrett Mitchell, Alpharetta, GA (Student)
 
MAKE: Chevrolet
MODEL: El Camino
YEAR: 1972
COLOR: Blue & Silver

SPONSORS:

  • Tires Plus Hamilton Mill
  • Automotive Consultants Group, Inc., (ACGI) Atlanta, Georgia
  • Accessible Technologies, Inc. Prochargers
  • Hotchkiss Performance (suspensions)
  • Baer Racing, Inc. (brake systems)
  • AGR Power Steering

SSCC EVENTS COMPLETED: TWO (one in a Hertz rental Cadillac, the other in an Enterprise rental Mustang)

Scott behind the wheel of the Killer Kameno

 

CAR DESCRIPTION & HISTORY:

This car has been owned by Scott for 26 years, and was used as a daily driver during college. It has morphed into its present status as an eclectic blend of Hot Rod, Road Racer, Drag Car, Show Car, Restoration, and Work Truck during during all these years. And, on occasion, a grocery-getter (fast food…)

TECHNICAL SPECS

SUCK…
  • ATI Technologies 10.5″ D-2 Centrifugal SuperCharger, with three-stage air-to-air intercooler; Edelbrock Victor Jr. intake, port matched & polished; blower-specific Holley 650 cfm race carb.
SQUEEZE…
  • 383 cu. In. small block Chevy, 9.62:1 compression, Dart “Little M Block”, O-ringed deck
  • Eagle 4340 forged stroker crank, Eagle 5140 H-Beam Rods, 6.0″, JE Forged Inverted dome blower pistons. Rotating assembly polished and balanced
  • Dart II angle plug heads, angle milled for 56CC chamber, O-ring receiver grooves, stainless valves, 2.02 Intake, 1.60 Exhaust
  • Comp Cams hydraulic blower cam, Duration .268 Intake, .280 Exhaust, Lift .479/.480
  • Zoom Double-Roller timing chain, BHJ damper
  • Crane Roller Rockers, studs, guide plates
BANG…
  • MSD electronic ignition controls Mallory distributor, Auto Meter digital pyrometer
BLOW…
  • 1-3/4″ Hooker Super Comp HPC coated headers, 3″ stainless steel exhaust
TRANSMISSION
  • TH400, custom built; B & M 10″ (2800-3000 stall) race converter, B&M deep sump pan, super cooler, Pro Stick shifter
DIFFERENTIAL
  • Reider Racing Auburn differential, 2:73 gear Positrac, Strange axles w/ C-clip eliminators, Strange carrier bearing supports, screw in wheel studs
CHASSIS/BODY MODS
  • Fully restored body, Sherwin Williams base & clear, custom fabricated front bed
  • 4″ fiberglass cowl hood, East Coast Customs
  • YEAR ONE & OPG supplied all restoration pieces
  • Adjustable rear-mounted radiator, Be Cool, located behind rear axle, with polished aluminum shroud. Twin 12″ electric fans, Perma-Cool
  • Custom fabricated dash, cockpit ceiling-mounted electronics console, lower gauge console and a lot of other neat stuff
  • Numerous other custom sheet metal pieces
SAFETY
  • Six-point roll cage
  • Five-point safety harness, RCI, w/ camlocks
  • Halon Fire Suppression system & dry chemical fire extinguisher
  • 20-gallon Triangle Engineering fuel cell with roll-over valve
STEERING & SUSPENSION
  • Hotchkiss Performance suspension, front and rear, utilizing tubular A-arms, dropped progressive rate springs, roll-bars front & rear, and boxed adjustable rear trailing arms
  • Bilstein shocks
  • AGR close-ratio steering gear box with circle track style pump & remote reservoir
  • GM B-body front spindles
BRAKE SYSTEM
  • 4-wheel racing discs, Baer Racing Track discs, 13″ rotors front, 12″ disc rear, all calipers are 2-piston, adjustable proportioning valve & line lock. Double-stack power booster with modified master cylinder. Original GM emergency brake system modified with rear discs
WHEELS & TIRES
  • Front: custom built 3-piece billet modular race wheels, 17 x10 w/ Michelin Pilot 285/40ZR 17
  • Rear: custom built, 3-piece billet modular race wheels, 17 x 11.5 w/ Michelin Pilot 315/35ZR 17
OTHER
  • Autometer Phantom gauges reside in custom built dash and lower gauge console
  • Corbeau Racing seats, pneumatic lumbars
  • Car still has factory A/C & heating system.
DRIVING EXPERIENCE / SCHOOLS
  • Silver State Classic Challenge, May 2001
  • Silver State Classic Challenge, September 2000
  • Road Atlanta Track Days & instruction, 5/00 & 7/00
  • Brands Hatch America, Driving Analysis & Instruction May 21, 1989
  • SCCA Corner worker 4-years (watched a lot of other people make mistakes…)
DRIVING AWARDS / EXPERIENCE / BRAGS / AMUSING ANECDOTE
  • Recipient of over 36 traffic citations (none serious, really…)
  • Have assisted various State/County/City DOT programs to repave & repair roads via monetary restitution (aka “fines”)
  • Have gotten airborne while driving more times than I can remember
  • Have burned down two cars, crashed a Plymouth Road Runner, Porsche 914, 1970 Dodge Challenger, and walked away from a 100-mph head-on collision in a Cadillac Eldorado. Numerous other incidents too embarrassing to discuss.
  • Regularly drive in Atlanta, Georgia rush hour traffic without a helmet!