Calgary’s Ken Mostowich made quite an impression with a brand new race car during the tail end of the 2014 NHRA Lucas Oil drag racing season….
Mostowich, who is regarded as one of Canada’s most prolific Lucas Oil drag racing series Sportsman racers, debuted the latest machine for his racing career – a spectacular Jerry Bickel built ’68 Chevy Camaro.
This car which is intended for Super Comp (8.90) car class racing will replace Mostowich’s previously campaigned Chevy Cavalier and will compliment his Hughes/DDRC Super Gas (9.90) Corvette flip top roadster which he debuted towards the end of the 2012 season.
Mostowich took delivery of his new Camaro in mid-October and immediately headed to the 2nd to last race of the season – the NHRA Toyota Nationals at Las Vegas. And to say that his new car’s debut was impressive would be an understatement. Not only did he go to the “final four” in Super Comp eliminations on Sunday – his great looking car (which has a scheme designed by Jeff Devey and applied by Jeff Hoskins) – was also the recipient of the event’s prestigious overall “Best Appearing” award.
Mostowich, and his long time right hand man Charlie Marsh, reported that after the did swap out the 632 CID Steve Schmidt motor from their Cavalier into the frame rails of their new Camaro and that they were pleased with the car’s overall initial performance.
All of that sets them up rather nicely for the off-season and holds well for their chances for the upcoming 2015 season which will see the team highly active at a full slate of NHRA Lucas Oil Divisional races as well as at a select six or seven NHRA national events.
For the team there is also some speculation and a possibility that eventually the new Camaro may step up a category. Equipped with a modern day state-of-the -art double frame rail chassis, the car, with a more powerful motor, could easily be converted to say – Top Sportsman or even Competition eliminator. While Mostowich confirms there are no immediate plans for him to do that right now – he did acknowledge that the car was ordered with having that future capacity in mind.
Ken is the founder and owner of his own company Moss Fabrication – you can learn more about that company: HERE
Posted by Bruce Biegler
Photos by: Marc Gewertz & Bruce Biegler