Jeff Miller’s Bumblebee 2.0 Racing Chevrolet Camaro has just completed a practice pass in the 3.8-second bracket at the hands of Alex Taylor, making it her fastest pass ever.
Like any good triumph, it starts with defeat. Three weeks before setting the record time, the Camaro poked a hole in one of the pistons while heading down the track, creating quite a fireworks show.
The team worked tirelessly to get the engine back together in time for more racing. Bumblebee Racing shared an extremely short clip on Instagram of the Camaro leaving the start line in quite a hurry.
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During a practice run at Carolina Dragways, Taylor was able to keep the explosions inside the engine and posted an insanely fast time of 3.869 seconds at 209.72 mph, and apparently, there’s a lot more where that came from.
The “Bumblebee 2.0” Camaro is powered by a Chrysler Hemi V8 with two turbochargers and is the second vehicle in the stable along with the original Bumblebee, which features a supercharger instead.
Alex Taylor made her debut in the Camaro at DuckX Productions Sweet 16 at the South Georgia Motorsports Park, during the Radial versus The World event. She’s usually found behind the wheel of a 1955 Chevy, which is good for 7 seconds in the 1/4 mile. The sub-4 second Camaro was a new experience for her, but she obviously got the hang of it pretty quickly.
This latest run makes her the second-fastest woman on radials, and she hopes to go even faster at the next event in Alabama.