Volume II, Issue 1, Page 42

For the past two seasons, Las Vegas, Nevada Outlaw racer
Gil Nevarez and his red ‘66 Chevy Nova have dominated the
PSCA Mickey Thompson Tire Company-sponsored 10.90 Outlaw
Tire class action at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. However, all good
things must come to an end. Or, should they? Gil realized that in order
to stay competitive, and defend his crown for yet a third season, the Nova
would have to undergo some radical re-building.

“It’s a really great car. So good that I still plan on racing it from time-to-time next season,” said Nevarez. However, just to hedge his bet, Gil commissioned Rick Jones of R.J’s Race Cars, to build him this brand spanking new Sandlin Lumber Company-sponsored 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier as a replacement for the seemingly tireless Deuce.

Jones has a good reputation when it comes to the craftsmanship he puts into his products and built the chassis on Gil‘s new rocket using a 115-inch wheelbase for the foundation. It’s a typical textbook RJ’s Race Car Super Gas-E.T. bracket-type chassis featuring a 3.70:1 geared Mark Williams Enterprises Ford nine-inch rearend, replete with RJ’s four-link-suspension, Koni coil-over shocks and Strange Engineering rear disc brakes.

Front suspension on the Cavalier consists of Roger Lamb coil-over struts with Strange Engineering front disc brakes. Steering is a Flaming River rack-and-pinion unit. Wheels and tires on the Cavalier feature a set of 15 X 4.5-inch Weld Racing rims in the front, and 15 x 15-inch Weld Racing modular rear wheels. The rubber is a pair of  26 x 4.50-inch M/T on the front, and 10.5 x 33 x 15-inch Mickey Thompsons   on the rear.

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