Steve Vick ready to turn up the wick at Spring open

Dinwiddie, VA- Steve Vick doesn't claim to be a vocalist, but he enjoys crooning the classic Bachman-Turner Overdrive tune "You ain't Seen Nothing Yet." The 36-year- old clutch specialist from Mocksville, NC sings with good reason. Last year at...

Dinwiddie, VA- Steve Vick doesn't claim to be a vocalist, but he enjoys crooning the classic Bachman-Turner Overdrive tune "You ain't Seen Nothing Yet." The 36-year- old clutch specialist from Mocksville, NC sings with good reason. Last year at the IHRA CARQUEST Autumn Nationals not only did he win the event, but also emerged as the quickest nitrous-injected car with a 6.26 elapsed time. His prospect for a tremendous 2001 season gets brighter with each day drawing closer to the opening of the season. "We plan to have a better season than we had last year," explained Vick. "This season the experimentation will be done before a National Event or not at all. We got into the bad habit of testing at national events. I think we learned our lesson on that."

Currently his voluptuous 68' Camaro has been put on a diet. Vick is uncertain how the weight loss will affect the cars' performance, when they roll out for the CompetitionPlus.com Spring Open, March 8-11. Vick plans to remedy his curiosities at the IHRA's official pre-season test event in Dinwiddie, Virginia. He will even hit the earlier test session in Darlington, SC., this upcoming weekend.

"We have taken the car completely apart so that we can take off some pounds," stated Vick. "With the new regulations in place for the nitrous Pro Modifieds, it will be in our best interests to take advantage of all the breaks afforded us. We'd be crazy not to."

The weight loss could produce a lower ET for the CPM-sponsored machine. If the loss is successful, Vick could be reaching new dimensions for all nitrous-injected Pro Mod racers.

So what heights could his or the nitrous contingent sail to at the CompetitionPlus.com Spring Open?

"If we have perfect conditions, we could see some dip into the low-6.20s," explained Vick. "We're excited about everything and we're even more anxious to hit the strip with the car since it will be tipping the scales lighter."

-DeeAnna Hall/Harley Communications

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