4th Place

Another returning competitor from last year's THROWDOWN, Jared Ochs proved yet again that he means business. His charcoal grey S-10 took Third Place overall last year, and Jared upped the ante even further this year with the addition of a 100-shot of nitrous. This upgrade enabled him to improve or maintain his previous times in every event, and shaved nearly four tenths off his quarter-mile time. Nevertheless, two fast new competitors and a vastly improved performance from Kyle Feebeck in the orange Silverado bumped him out of the top three. Regardless, Jared has shown that he's not one to give up or back down, so we can't wait to see what he has in store for the future.

1999 Chevy S-10

Owner and City/State:
Jared Ochs New Port Ritchey, Florida

Type: 5.7L LS1 from an '04 GTO
Heads: Stock LS1
Cam: Comp .617/.624
Induction: NOS 100-shot nitrous fogger kit, FAST LSXR with 92mm throttle body
Exhaust: Current Performance custom long-tube headers, dual 2½-inch exhaust with high-flow cats, MagnaFlow mufflers, and cutouts
Cooling: Current Performance S-10 LS conversion radiator with dual SPAL electric fans
Fuel System: LS2 injectors, 20-gallon fuel cell with Aeromotive Tsunami pump
Ignition: Stock LS1
Engine Management: LS1 ECM tuned by The Tuning School
Output: 460 whp (on nitrous)
Built by: Current Performance

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

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

Wheels & Tires
Wheels: C6 Z06 Sport 18x8 front and 18x10 rear
Tires: Nitto 255/40R18 front and 295/35R18 rear, Mickey Thompson ET Street 26x11.50R15 for dragstrip

QUARTER-MILE TIME: 11.79 @ 115.98 mph
SLALOM TIME: 8.07 sec
SHOW & SHINE: 5th Place

Special Thanks:
Gillis Performance Restorations, The Tuning School, Bayonet Performance, and all the employees at Current Performance.