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THROWDOWN Holley LS Fest - 2008 Chevy Trailblazer SS

Sleeper Cell

Harley Camilleri
May 1, 2012
Photographers: Truckin' Staff
Photo 2/4   |   Only a margin of .595 seconds separated Scott Carey's AWD Trailblazer SS from Jason Stephenson's super-quick AWD Silverado SS.

2nd Place
Scott Carey's Trailblazer SS was another one of those trucks that just jumps out there and surprises everyone. Stock parts are found on the SS's suspension, brakes, wheels/tires, and even exterior. Nothing hints that this beast is a do-it-all SUV with 430 hp going to all four tires. Scott hung tight during every race and came out in Second Place at the very end by only two points. Admittedly, Scott didn't push the Trailblazer as hard as he could have, which makes us wonder how many seconds he left out on the multiple tracks. Looking at the score sheet, Scott finished in the top three in nearly all of the competitions. In fact, for the speed stop, Scott turned in a time that was just a few tenths off of beating the muscle car times competing in Holley's event, and he's giving up more than a 1,000-pounds to those smaller cars. Proof is in the pudding that it doesn't take an exotic setup to stay in the hunt for the crown. Heck, he could have run to the store for groceries and still come back for the title chase.
Year/Make/Model: '08 Trailblazer SS
Owner and City/State: Scott Carey | Walled Lake, Michigan

Photo 3/4   |   Scott Carey let the GM engineers worry about the suspension and brakes by not upgrading either. Thanks to AWD, the SS performed well in every area.
Engine
Type: 6.0L LS2
Heads: Mast Motorsports
Cam: Comp custom grind
Induction: 4-inch fenderwell intake, FAST LSX-RT intake manifold, Nick Williams 102mm throttle body
Exhaust: Kooks 1¾-inch headers, ORY, Corsa exhaust
Cooling: Stock
Fuel System: Stock
Ignition: Stock
Engine Management: Factory computer with custom Motorcity Speed tune by Rich
Output: 430 awhp
Built by: Motorcity Speed Billy Briggs
Drivetrain
Transmission: RPM Level VI with Yank 3,600-stall converter
Rearend: 4.10 gears
Photo 4/4
Chassis
Front suspension: Stock
Rear suspension: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Wheels & Tires
Wheels: Stock 20-inch
Tires: Stock 255/50R20 Goodyear Eagle RS-A
Special Thanks: All the guys at Motorcity Speed, Billy Briggs, Rich, and Jim
Autocross Time: 51.75 sec
Quarter-Mile Time: 12.46 @ 108.76 mph
Speed Stop Time: 8.926 seconds
Slalom Time: 8.29 sec
Shown 'n' Shine: 5th Place

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