1994 Chevy Camaro with K&N Hood Scoop is Star of Drag Race High on Speed TV
The Top Dawg at Ramona High School in San Diego, California is a red, white and blue 1994 Chevy Camaro with a 598 cubic inch Dart engine with Crower internals.
A lot of teenage testosterone went into overdrive and built Top Dawg from the ground up in a very short time. It was an answer to a call from SPEED TV for the reality show, Drag Race High.
NHRA Sportsman Class Racer Chip Rumis drove 1994 Chevy Camaro for Speed TV
Automotive students worked in overdrive to get 1994 Chevy Camaro with a 598 cubic inch big block engine ready to race in twelve weeks
Reality show Drag Race High will feature Camaro built by Ramona High School Students on SPEED-TV
Top Dawg Crew from Ramona High School in California
In the show, two rival high schools are challenged to build a dragster that works in only twelve weeks. In the final episode, two professional drivers face off, and the winner claims victory for the high school.
Ramona automotive high school students went to work. “The kids built the car as a team,” said Robert Grace, Ramona High School Automotive Instructor. “They worked hard to build a top quality race car from concept to completion as cameras rolled.”
Students received donated parts and found sponsors for Top Dawg. K&N contributed a
K&N hood scoop. K&N is in a class of its own when it comes to hood scoops. The unique design of the scoop is that it’s also coupled with the use of K&N air filters. K&N is proving with its patented design that K&N air filters actually increase horsepower on race cars.
“Automotive people know K&N and its effectiveness,” said Grace. “We were happy to get the K&N hood scoop to make Top Dawg go faster. K&N also contributed a case of K&N oil filters.”
Ramona High School automotive students also interviewed drivers. They picked NHRA Sportsman Class Racer
Chip Rumis to race for them. No Wally in this run, but major bragging rights to the winner.
“The Drag Race High experience was educational,” said Grace. “It also prompted a new level of interest in automotive engineering. The students also balanced their daily school schedules as they worked before, during and after school.”
Nearly 200 students attend automotive classes at Ramona High. “We start with small engine repair and move up from there,” said Grace. “We also promote job shadowing, mentors and college.”
The automotive students are more than reality television stars, they won first and second place in the NHRA Career Fair in Fontana, California. “They had work stations with simple tests and electrical work,” said Grace. “They also had to do precision measurements and in the final round dead time a small block 350 cubic inch Chevy engine by ear. I’m proud of my students.”
The first episode of the ten week Drag Race High series will air on February 18. The results of the race have not been released yet.
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