UPDATE 5.41pm: Hot Rod Drag Week’s 2019 champion Tom Bailey has set a new street car world record in his ‘Sick Seconds 2.0’ Camaro at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida!
Bailey recorded a 5.881/252.76mph in ‘Sick Seconds 2.0’ on Tuesday, a tenth of a second leap from his previous best of 5.99, which he recorded earlier in the year during his Hot Rod Drag Week victory.
But today he smashed that mark with a stunning 5.773/259.66mph, the quickest ever pass from a street car.
While the term ‘street car’ has always been in debate, the consensus was that Jeff Lutz held the previous mark at 5.85 seconds. England’s Andy Frost was second quickest with a 5.87.
This car definitely has street credentials. Hot Rod’s Drag Week is a five-day torture test of cars that sees contestants race five times at four different tracks, while driving hundreds of miles on public roads in between. Bailey has been one of the most dedicated supporters of the event and has proved the streetability of this car.
Engine builder Steve Morris noted that Bailey’s engine has not been apart since Drag Week, with over 1000 miles of road and track now racked up.
The only downside to the week was the car blowing out one of the lexan power windows as it went through the traps on the 5.88, though Bailey quickly sourced a replacement to continue his testing.
Check out the video of that amazing 5.77 below!