12th Place

One of three friends from northern Kentucky that competed in the THROWDOWN, Chris Applegate showed that you don't need a high-dollar custom truck or special training to hit the track and have fun. Chris' '01 Silverado was relatively stock, with bolt-on power mods, a simple 2/4 drop, and factory 17-inch wheels and tires. He may not have taken any podiums, but by pushing his truck to the limit he earned respect from the competitors and the crowd. Stepping out of his truck after a run, you couldn't wipe the smile off Chris' face. Once he experienced this adrenaline rush, the racing bug had bitten, and he was eager to do it again. We can't blame him-once you've been to the track, driving on the street is never the same.

2001 Chevy Silverado

Owner and City/State:
Chris Applegate Foster, Kentucky

Type: 5.3L Vortec (LM7)
Heads: Stock
Cam: Comp .222/.224
Induction: K&N cold-air intake
Exhaust: Hooker headers, custom 3-inch exhaust
Cooling: Stock
Fuel System: Stock
Ignition: Stock
Engine Management: Factory ECM tuned by BLUECAT
Output: 290 whp (est.)
Built by: Chris Applegate

Transmission: Built T-56, Hurst short-throw shifter
Rearend: 14-bolt with locker and 4.56 gears

Front suspension: Crown Suspension 2-inch drop spindles, Belltech Street Performance shocks
Rear suspension: 4-inch drop with shackles and hangers
Brakes: Slotted rotors

Wheels & Tires
Wheels: Stock 17x8
Tires: Goodyear Wrangler 260/70R17

QUARTER-MILE TIME: 13.50 @ 99.56 mph
SPEED STOP TIME: 11.37 sec
SLALOM TIME: 8.62 sec
SHOW & SHINE: No points earned

Special Thanks:
My family and friends for encouraging me to follow my passion.