Mark Bardsley: 1968 Camaro

Mark Bardsley. 1968 Camaro

Mark started drag racing in 1995. He sold his street driven Camaro in 2002 to rugby legend Jonah Lomu to finance a race only version and has not looked back since. In 2006/07 and 2010/11 Mark won both the Nationals and the NZDRA Top Doorslammer Series.

In 2003 Mark became the first recipient of the NZDRA Award of Merit, for his contribution to drag racing in New Zealand.

Class Top Doorslammer
Body Carbon fibre 1968 SS Camaro
Engine 526 cubic inch Keith Black. Veney heads.
Supercharger PSI
Fuel Injection Enderle
Ignition MSD Pro Mag 44
Clutch 10.7" 3 disc Crower
Gearbox Lenco 3 speed
Differential 9" Ford. Strange 4.5 gears. Strange 40 spline axles.
Front Suspension Strange struts
Rear Suspension Four link with Koni shocks
Chassis Alston kit by Steve Brown and the Shadwick brothers
Wheels 15 x 4 American. 16 x 16 Cragar Beadlocks.
Tyres 20 x 4.5 x 15 Mickey Thompson. 34.5 x 17 x 16 Mickey Thompson
Brakes Strange
Paint Glasurit by Southern Motor Painters
Major Sponsor Segedins Auto Spares, Century Batterys, Traffic Control, HPC, Terrys Chassis Shop
Best times 6.441 secs. 223.58 mph