Crowmod Makes Its First Official Passes On Drag Radials

Photo Credit: Midwest Street Cars
Photo Credit: Midwest Street Cars /

Big Chief from Street Outlaws and his  Crowmod is almost dialed in. Midwest Streetcars dropped a video of this promod running on drag radials. 

Earlier last year we reported that Justin “Big Chief” Shearer and his 1972 Pontiac Le Mans street car were involved in a horrific crash that rendered the Pontiac pretty much useless. Since then, Big Chief has been building a bigger and better Pontiac aptly dubbed the Crowmod and just this past weekend, it’s made its first passes on the drag strip. According to Murder Nova himself off Facebook earlier today, the Crowmod just complete its first couple of passes with drag radials shod on the wheels. Check out the accompanying YouTube vides below and let us know what you think about this reborn “Firebird.”

According to Midwest Streetcars video, it looks like all three passes were made at full power as the Crowmod was for once being run in a controlled environment and not on the street like his Le Mans. If you’ve been a fan of the show Street Outlaws, then you’re familiar with what’s been termed a “shakedown run” as these passes were just to get a feel for the car before thoroughly romping it down the racetrack.

According to Justin

"We probably have to make some passes on the car. Me and the old girl are getting to know each other a little better. We’re becoming acquainted. The car went super straight. I’m very excited about us and how we set up the car front and back. We did everything ourselves. We scaled it. We aligned it. We did everything ourselves. Cut everything out. We rewelded it and fabbed it. We did a killer job on the car…It keeps me safe and going straight."

An empty bottle of CO2 that supplies the boost controller and the massive amounts of pressure needed to keep boost above a certain level ended runs for the day.

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If you’re live anywhere near North Star Dragway in Denton, Texas, you’ll be happy to find out that the Crowmod will make an appearance along with Murder Nova this week on Saturday during an open test session.  Click here to check out the event page for yourself.