Chevrolet Performance Enhances 2014 NHRA Contingency
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Chevrolet Performance Enhances 2014 NHRA Contingency  Brand supports loyal racers – including those winning with COPO Camaros

DETROIT – It can pay to run Chevrolet Performance parts in drag racing. Competitors who use parts and display the brand's decal on their race cars are eligible for contingency payouts in many NHRA classes.

COPO Camaro racers who win in NHRA's Mellow Yellow Series – in Super Stock and Stock classes – are eligible for $1,500 payout. The runner up will receive a $1,200payout, a $450 increase from 2013. New for 2014, Chevrolet Performance will pay 2012-2014 serial-numbered COPO Camaro racers $1,000 for a class win at these four events:

◾JEGS Cajun SPORTSnationals – March 21-23

◾NHRA U.S. Nationals – Aug. 27 – Sept. 1

◾JEGS Northern SPORTSnationals – Sept. 19-21

◾JEGS Pacific SPORTSnationals – Oct. 3-5

'Chevrolet has a long history of supporting NHRA drag racers and our 2014 contingency program rewards sportsman and Pro Stock racers for top performances,' said Jim Campbell, General Motors U.S. Vice President of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. 'When you race with Chevrolet Performance parts and display our decals, you are eligible for a contingency payout that can be reinvested in your race team.'

Contingency awards for 2012-2014 serial-numbered COPO Camaro racers are also available for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, where the payouts are $1,000 for an overall win and $500 for runner-up. Eligible racers must display Chevrolet Performance's brand decals, which are available from each of the seven NHRA divisions.

Even racers who don't drive a COPO Camaro can win contingency money. In the NHRA Mellow Yellow Series, racers are eligible for payouts when using a Chevrolet Performance cylinder block or cylinder heads. Double payouts are possible when running both the block and heads.

In the Pro Stock class, for example, Chevrolet Performance pays $500 for a win and $100 for the runner up if the racer uses a Chevrolet Performance engine block or cylinder heads. That means a winner can collect $1,000 for a win with an engine using the block and heads.

A similar payout schedule of $300 for a win and $100 for runner-up are available for sportsman racers running a Chevrolet Performance block or heads – or $600/$200 for an engine with both the block and heads – in the following categories:


◾Super Stock


◾Super Comp

◾Super Gas

◾Super Street

◾Top Sportsman

◾Top Dragster.

Racers must display the Chevrolet Performance decal. The previous GM Performance Parts decals are invalid for contingency payouts. Go to for contingency program details.

COPO program for 2014

Chevrolet Performance's COPO Camaro program returns for 2014 with another limited run of factory-produced race cars and a pair of new racing engine choices – including an all-new supercharged 350-cubic-inch engine and a revised version of the naturally aspirated 427. It is the third year for the COPO Camaro program and like the previous two, only 69 race cars will be built for NHRA Stock Eliminator competition. They will carry the distinctive, updated styling of the 2014 Camaro lineup, including new front and rear fascias. The 2014 COPO Camaro also includes new racing seats, updated graphics and a new, available wheel design.

The new supercharged 350 for the 2014 COPO Camaro program features the high-performance LSX engine block, forged internals, LSX cylinder heads with six-bolt heads and a 2.9L Whipple screw-type supercharger. It is rated at 530 horsepower by NHRA.

Along with the supercharged 350 and updated 427, COPO customers can also select from naturally aspirated 350 and 396 engines. Engine selection is based on the intended NHRA racing class, and customers can purchase all four engines, each serialized to match the car. The naturally aspirated engines are available with a manual transmission and all engines are offered with a Turbo 400 automatic.

All of the COPO Camaro racing engines and other COPO parts are available to racers building their own race cars. They're available through the 2014 Chevrolet Performance catalog, which can be downloaded at

Also available through the catalog is Chevrolet Performance's 'COPO Build Book,' part number 88958767, which provides an overview of the factory race cars' assembly process and can be a reference for those who intend to build a body in white for Stock or Super Stock drag racing. It also provides general assembly details that can help builders complete their race car.

About Chevrolet Performance

Driven by more than 100 years of motorsports heritage, Chevrolet Performance fuels the passions of automotive enthusiasts through high-performance vehicles, parts and racing. Performance cars include Camaro SS, SS 1LE, ZL1, Z/28 and the COPO Camaro. Chevrolet Performance parts include crate engines, transmissions, controllers and street-level components. Chevrolet competes in NASCAR, NHRA, TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, IndyCar and a variety of circle track racing series.

About Chevrolet

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.9 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at

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