This week we’re taking an in-car lap with Comp Eliminator competitor Jim Warter and his Third-Gen Camaro. He bends a 10,000 rpm tach all the way over and pulls the shifter handle like a pro. This is absolutely, 100% BangShift approved! Lots of our Parting Shift videos come from the comp ranks and that is really no surprise. In many classes, small inch, high winding engines are the best way to get down the track and since those small engines have a pretty narrow power band and need as many gears behind them as they can get, manual transmissions are the way to go.
As much as we love seeing cars with the A designation in front of their class, there is a perverse pleasure that runs through our bodies like lightning when a letter far deeper in the alphabet shows up and the class designation does not end with an A (denoting the presence of an automatic transmission). Stuff like Jim’s Camaro is what we live to see at the strip. As announcers, Chad and I go full bore insane when one of these guys in a car like this gets a bye run. It is a mechanical symphony to listen to a Camaro like this wail down the course without any other noise to take away from the song that it is singing.
We want to drive all kinds of junk, but something like this, that screams like a freaking banshee and requires the precise operation of a shifter, is tied for the top spot on the list. Jim Warter has some skills!
Press play below and listen to the music!