Name: "Dr. Watson"
Make/Model: Chevrolet 1969 Camaro
Driver/Owner: Dave Watson
Type of Racing: SS/DM Super Stock Drag Racing National Hot Rod Association Engine
Builder: Watson Ruppel Performance
Engine Specs: 28” Small Block Chevy (2.750 Stroke, 4.040 Bore); Comp Cams Roller Cam; Jesel Valve-Train; Aluminum Rods; Steel Billet Crank; J.E. Forged Lightweight Pistons; 15.8 To 1 Compression Ratio; Chevy 15° Aluminum Heads, Fully Ported and Flowed; Titanium Valves; 4-Bolt Main Bowtie Block; Custom Sheet Metal Aluminum Intake; 2 Holley 660 Carbs With 850 Baseplates; Jessel Rocker System and Belt Drive; Special 3-Step Headers; Single Stage External Oil Pump; and 680 Horsepower.
Fuel: VP Racing Fuel, 120 octanes
Chassis and Suspension Builder: Watson Ruppel Performance
Drive Train: Special Carbon Fiber Racing Clutch; G-Force 5-Speed Racing Transmission; H.D. Aluminum Driveshaft; 9" Ford Rear End Housing With H.D. Aluminum Center Section; 40 Spline Gun Drilled Axles; 650 Gear Ratio; 4-Link Suspension With Coil Over Double Adjustable Shocks; 4-Wheel Disc Brakes; Weld Aluminum Light-Weight Wheels; and Goodyear 15" Wide Slicks.
Paint: "Scott Ferguson" of Classic Auto, Barnesville, OH
Lettering and Graphics: Rudy Rodich
Run Description: Car is launched at 10,000 RPM and then shifted at 9,600 RPM on each gear change. The 5th gear change is made at about the 1/8 mile mark and about 6 seconds into the run. 0 to 60 ft. times are 1.30 seconds. Best E.T. in quarter mile: 9.35 at 145 MPH. The car must weigh 2,965 lbs. with the driver.
Career Highlights: 10 National Records; Several Class Wins at Spring Nationals and Sports Nationals in Columbus, OH and Bristol, TN, U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis, IN, Sports Nationals in Bowling Green, KY, Keystone Nationals in Reading, PA, and Gator Nationals in Gainesville, FL; Several Top 10 and Top 5 Finishes in Division 3 Points Races Which Cover 7 States; National Event Winner at Northern Nationals in Milan, MI; N.H.R.A. National Record Holder, SS/DM 1/8 Mile 5.90 at 116 MPH; Interviewed at National Trail Raceway 2001 Super Chevy Show, Which Was Featured on the ESPN 2 Television Series "Inside Drag Racing."
Owner: Heath Watson
Make/Model: 1978 Chevrolet Custom Deluxe K20
Engine Builder: Heath Watson at Watson Ruppel Performance
Engine Specs: 383 C.I.D. Small Block Chevy (3.750 Stroke, 4.030 Bore); 10:1 Compression Ratio; Comp Cams Hydraulic Roller Camshaft; 23° Brodix IK Aluminum Heads; Edelbrock Performer RPM Air Gap Intake; Holley 670 CFM Carb; Hedman Headers; 473 Horsepower; and 497 Ft. Lbs. Torque.
Chassis and Suspension: Skyjacker 4” Leaf Spring Lift- Front and Rear
Drivetrain: Centerforce Dual Friction Clutch; Stock GM SM465 4-Speed Transmission; Stock GM 14-Bolt Rear End Housing; Stock 4:10 Gears; Rear Drum Brakes, Front Discs; Mickey Thompson 16x12 Classic II Wheels; and Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ 36x15.50x16 Tires.
Exhaust: 2.5” to Flowmaster Super 44’s to 3” Done by A&L in Caldwell, OH
Body and Paint: Jim Rose of Senecaville, OH
Interior: Seat Done by Brewer’s Upholstery in Lower Salem, OH
Owner/Driver: Heath Watson
Dave Watson, Heath Watson