If there was a spirit of the event award, San Diego native Jose Plascencia, would have taken home top honors. The 22-year-old performance truck fanatic loves going fast, and even though his ’06 Silverado SS was mostly stock, it didn’t deter him for one second from having an absolute blast. Modified with a ram air intake with K&N filter and a Flowmaster exhaust, his 6.0L kept an ear-to-ear smile on his face during the performance truck shootout. Admittedly, he had never been on a racetrack before, but his factory-fresh SS still managed to hustle around our track with smoky burnouts on tap whenever he desired. Jose didn’t crack the top three in any competitions, but he told us afterward that he had a ton of fun and he’ll never forget going out and beating on his truck. Having fun, going fast, and meeting great new people—how could anyone forget that!

At A Glance
Jose Plascencia 2006 Silverado SS RWD

Engine: 364ci 6.0L with ram-air intake, K&N filter, Flowmaster exhaust
Trans: 4L65E Four-speed Auto
RWHP: 291
Suspension: Factory front and rear
Brakes: Factory front and rear
Wheels/Tires: Factory steel 17x8-inch 245/70R17 Bridgestone
Weight: 4,715 pounds
Pros: A sleeper with the steel wheels and it still looks good
Cons: A factory SS truck just isn’t very fast
Slalom time: 9.53 seconds
Quarter-mile: 14.62 @ 92.8 mph
Stop Box time: 9.65 seconds
Road Course: 1:17 seconds