Helen Fancik – powerTV December Babe of the Month goes Z06

Helen is one of those pretty umbrella girls we have seen dressed up in Hankook gear during Formula D events. Finding out she was local to us, we knew it was a must that we got her in for a shoot. The vehicle is Ryne Cunningham’s of Cunningham Motorsports personal C6 Z06 Corvette with one lopey cam.

As we made our way to the primary shooting location, we were disappointed to find out that it was closed down for construction. With no backup location selected and not knowing the area very well, we waited on locals to tell us where to go next. As the sun began to set, we found ourselves on a very back lit Lake Elsinore road. We made it work, and the reflector was pulled out and saved the day!

The Girl: Helen Fancik
Hometown: Vista, CA

The Car: 2008 Corvette Z06
Owner: Ryne Cunningham

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About Helen Fancik

Let’s talk about…Helen Fancik

Name: Helen Fancik
Hometown: Vista, CA
Hair/Eye Color: blonde/Blue
Website: www.helenkitty.com
Height: 5’3″
Measurements: 34-23-34
Occupation: Monster Energy Drink, Hankook Tires

Something you didn’t know about Helen: I live in North County San Diego, and was raised in Coronado and Europe. I am Hungarian and Slovakian, and I speak both languages. I have to say I grew up in a very strict old school style, and I would definitley describe myself as more of a good girl than a bad girl! I’m not easily pressured into things I don’t want to do, but I am very open minded.

Career Aspiration: I want to get into fine arts. I want to design, or basically anything creative.

Likes: I love to go to car shows, the beach, hot tub, watch movies, playing with my dog, drawing and painting.

Things I can’t live without: I love my crazy parents, my pomeranian Ollie bear, my pitbull Greddy boy, cars, Hello Kitty, skateboarding, relaxing by the beach and tanning by the pool. I collect watches and sunglasses.

Current Car: I have a Subaru WRX wagon, with a JDM sti swap, engine rebuilt to a 2.6 liter, Rally Blue. I think its pretty legit, it was on the cover of import tuner back in its day. I am proud to say I can drive stick pretty decently for a girl.

Dream Car: White Mercedes SLK 65

What kind of guy she likes: I like dirty boys! Longer hair, tattoos, tall and tan. Not too muscular, just a little bit. They need to have great style, common interests, and a chill personality.

Something you didn’t know about Ryne’s Z06 Corvette: Ryne bought his Z06 Corvette in 2008 to build a shop car that could be drag raced, road raced, and still a daily driver. This was also intended as a display to the capability of the Z06 through minor modifications.


• CMS custom cam
• Patriot extreme valve springs
• Stock milled heads and CNCed exhaust ports
• CMS ported LS7 intake manifold
• Kooks 1 7/8″ long tube headers to 3″ collector
• Vararam intake
• HP Tuners
• RPS carbon twin light clutch


• Cut leaf springs
• Corner weighted
• Road racing – Hoosier RGs 275mm front 345mm rear
• Drag racing – 315/35/17 Mickey Thompson drag radials – barely clear stock brakes

Power/Future mods

• 584 horsepower and 516 lb/ft
• 10.6 @136 mph
• Future plans include a built motor with twin turbos with hopes of 800 rwhp on pump gas and 1000 rwhp on race gas

About the author

Mark Gearhart

In 1995 Mark started photographing drag races at his once local track, Bradenton Motorsports Park. He became hooked and shot virtually every series at the track until 2007 until he moved to California and began working as a writer for Power Automedia. He was the founding editor for its first online magazines, and transitioned into the role of editorial director role in 2014. Retiring from the company in 2016, Mark continues to expand his career as a car builder, automotive enthusiast, and freelance journalist to provide featured content and technical expertise.
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