A couple months back I reached out to Dave Schroeder, winner of last year's Hot Rod Drag Week, and asked if I could stop by to take some photos of his 1966 Corvette C2. The car is powered by an 872ci Reher Morrison engine and is hooked up with 4 stages of nitrous. It ran an average of 6.8 seconds over the course of Drag Week, taking first place in the Unlimited Class as well as first place overall. When I initially emailed him, I really wasn't sure if he would agree to it. But after meeting Dave, I can say he is definitely one of the coolest and nicest car guys you'll ever meet. He had a ton of interesting stories to share from being on the road and even spoke about the upcoming race season.
For 2018, there are not many changes being made to the car. He says that the Corvette is being rewired after experiencing issues last year with the coil pack. He also explains the rear differential is being replaced by a custom one made by Scribner Welding and Distributing. Apart from those alterations, Schroeder says he intends to focus on tuning the car for this year's Drag Week event in September.
You can find last year's coverage of Drag Week on Youtube and watch all 5 passes he made in the Corvette.