The Ohio Valley Prize Fight
If there were a best-of-show award at the Prize Fight, Festus, Missouri’s Phil Reichardt would’ve been the frontrunner. Reichardt’s beautiful leaf spring-equipped Camaro is clean enough to eat off of, both inside and out, and with more than 360 man-hours of body and paint work invested, it’s near-perfection from nose to tail. And, having owned the car for 25 years, Reichardt wouldn’t have dedicated anything less to his pride and joy. Noted Pro Modified chassis builder Andy McCoy completed the chassis work on the car. Power comes from a 434-inch small-block Chevrolet with Dart 9-degree heads and a Holley HP carburetor and is assisted by a “big” single stage of nitrous oxide. A Transmission Specialties Powerglide and converter back it all up. Reichardt qualified second in the show with a new career best elapsed time of 4.74 and improved to a 4.73 in the final round.