Without a doubt, one of the sickest drag-oriented Corvettes ever built has to belong to New Yorker Paul Major – his machine has progressed from a street car to an all-out, drag-radial-equipped twin-turbo monster over the years. Most recently, Major excelled by taking home the win at last season’s Yellow Bullet Nationals in the Outlaw Drag Radial class in the DMC Racing-built machine.
He has gone through his share of trials and tribulations, from on-track fires to crashes to other issues. Setting the trend has often cost him time behind the seat while the car has been repaired/revamped, but one thing is for certain; whenever he hits the track it’s an all-out assault on the pavement – and your senses.
Major’s machine spent the winter at DMC getting some new upgrades – according to DMC’s Dennis Macpherson, Major’s ride is “the same ole, yet all new,” and since we haven’t had a chance to see it in person yet we can only assume that the DMC team has put in its usual stellar build quality into the machine.
He was out at a track rental last week at Cecil County Dragway making some shakedown test passes – and we’ve got the video, thanks to talontsi97 videos. The engine in his beast is a big-block Chevrolet engine put together by Joe Newsham and Ed Harper at J&E Performance in New Jersey pumped up by a pair of Precision Turbo 94mm snails and controlled by a BigStuff3 engine management system.
The team was working to sort out the car after the offseason upgrades, which explains why Major didn’t make a full hit during the course of the video, but the car has been a best of mid-6.50’s at well over 220-plus MPH in the past. His best pass of the video was a 7.16 at only 160MPH, letting off at approximately the 1000-foot mark.
If you’ve never had the chance to see Paul’s car run, you need to get it onto your schedule. Word out of the DMC Racing camp is that he’s going to be putting the hammer down this season.