3rd Place

One of our most extreme smack talkers was Jared Ochs. Even as we were making the list of competitors before the race, Jared jumped in early to rattle the competitions' nerves. Being the competitor he is, Jared was another of our group that ran not only in the THROWDOWN, but also in Holley's bracket drag race event, turning several laps down the quarter-mile strip. Putting a Third Place overall finish under his belt, Jared surely would have been tasting the glory that is victory had he not missed the slalom event and missed those all important points. Vowing that next year will be his, we can be sure he will bring on the fight when called.

Year/Make/Model: '99 Chevy S-10
Owner and City/State: Jared Ochs | New Port Ritchey, Florida

Type: '04 GTO LS1
Heads: Stock
Cam: Comp .617/.624
Induction: FAST LSXR with 92mm throttle body, LS2 injectors
Exhaust: Current Performance custom long-tube headers, dual 2½-inch exhaust with high-flow converters and cutouts, Magnaflow mufflers
Cooling: Current Performance S-10 LS conversion radiator with dual SPAL electric fans
Fuel System: 20-gallon fuel cell with Aeromotive Tsunami pump
Ignition: Stock
Engine Management: LS1 ECM tuned by The Tuning School.
Output: 361 rwhp
Built by: Current Performance

Transmission: 4L60E
Rearend: '01 Blazer 8.5 with Yukon limited slip, hardened axles, and Moser diff cover

Front suspension: TRZ upper and lower control arms, AFCO double adjustable coilover shocks
Rear suspension: Caltrac traction bars, AFCO double adjustable coilover shocks
Brakes: Stock S-10 Blazer

Wheels & Tires
Wheels: Front 18x8-inch C6 Z06 Sport Rear 18x10-inch C6 Z06 Sport.
Tires: Front 255/40R18 Nitto. Rear 295/35R18-Nitto or 26x11.50-15 Mickey Thompson ET Streets

Special Thanks: Gillis Performance Restorations, The Tuning School, Bayonet Performance, and all the employees at Current Performance
Autocross Time: 50.177 sec
Quarter-Mile Time: 12.17 @ 110.42 mph
Speed Stop Time: 9.618 sec
Slalom Time: DNF
Shown 'n' Shine: 3rd Place