10th Place

As much as we love new-body-style Chevy performance trucks, there's something about racing classic C10s that harkens back to the golden age of muscle cars. This particular '65 C10 is owned by Louisiana resident Duke Roddy, and with its root beer metallic and white two-tone paint it certainly looks the part. A modern 5.3L LS engine resides underhood, and it's clad with Wilwood big brakes and a full Ride Tech suspension, making for a classic that was as engaging on the track as it is to look at. Nevertheless, near-stock power output meant that it lagged behind the more powerful competitors, and it just missed the podium with Sixth-Place finishes in the autocross and slalom events. Placing Third in show-and-shine, it earned some points back, and Duke is already in the process of swapping in a new LS3 for added power. We look forward to seeing him back with a vengeance next year.

Year/Make/Model:
1965 Chevy C10

Owner and City/State:
Duke Roddy Gonzales, Louisiana

Engine
Type: 5.3L Vortec (LM7)
Heads: Stock aluminum
Cam: Stock
Induction: Spectre cold-air intake
Exhaust: Stock headers, 2½-inch exhaust
Output: 250 whp (est)

Drivetrain
Transmission: 4L60E
Rearend: 12-bolt with Positraction and 3.73 gears

Chassis
Front suspension: CPP spindles, Ride Tech 'bags,
Ride Tech shocks, 3/8-inch line
Rear suspension: Ride Tech 'bags, Ride Tech shocks, 3/8-inch line
Brakes: 13-inch Wilwood discs, six-piston front and four-piston rear

Wheels & Tires
Wheels: American Racing Torq Thrust 18x8 front and 18x11 rear
Tires: BFG G-Force T/A KDW 245/40R18 front and 295/35R18 rear

AUTOCROSS TIME: 48.89 sec
QUARTER-MILE TIME: 15.88 @ 86.87 mph
SPEED STOP TIME: 11.00 sec
SLALOM TIME: 7.78 sec
SHOW & SHINE: 3rd Place


Special Thanks:
Vincent Designs, Got It Covered, Evolution Auto, my good friends Terry Neuville and Jon Bagala, and my wife Sonia for all the help and support.