Uncle Joe's NHRA Super Gas '63 Corvette
2004 NHRA Division 7 Super Gas Champion
2004 #5 NHRA Super Gas Racer in the U.S.A.
2007 #4 NHRA Division 7 Super Gas
2007 #10 NHRA Super Gas Racer in the U.S.A.
Uncle Joe's NHRA Super Gas Drag Racer is a highly modified 1963 Corvette roadster owned and operated by Randy Balough. The 2,300 pound car features a fiberglass body on a state-of-the-art tube chassis utilizing a sophisticated suspension and Goodyear Eagle racing tires. The 1,000+ horsepower, 565 cubic inch V8 (prepared by ProMachine) powers the vehicle to a 1/4 mile top speed of 165 mph in 8 seconds. Randy competes in NHRA National and Division 7 races. Previous to 2004, Randy owned and operated the Uncle Joe's Super Gas 1957 Corvette roadster with great success.
November 15, 2010: The last big drag meet of the year and Randy Balough raced his Uncle Joe's Super Gas 1963 Corvette into the NHRA Auto Club Finals Victory Lane — a National win at his home track at the Auto Club Speedway in Pomona!!
April 13, 2008: Randy Balough raced his Uncle Joe's Super Gas 1963 Corvette into the NHRA SummitRacing.com Nationals Victory Lane — a National win at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway!
2008 was a new year with new paint and a new national ranking & number!
November 4, 2007: At the 2007 NHRA Auto Club Finals, Randy burned through every round of competition into the Finals, finishing #10 in the U.S. and #4 in Division 7!
November 14, 2004: On his way to the Semi-Final round at the 2004 NHRA Auto Club Finals, Randy enjoys his dream season – #1 on the West Coast and #5 in the whole U.S.!
Racing at the 2004 NHRA U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis.
September 10, 2005: Randy and Travis Balough celebrate Trav's first SoCal Super Street drag race win. The wee lad who scouted the competition when Uncle Joe won his first professional race at L.A. County Raceway scored his own debut win at the same track 13 years later! Trav worked at mastering the voodoo of Super Gas drag racing for years, including crew chiefing Randy's run to the 2004 NHRA Division 7 Championship. Kudos to Travis and his proud dad!
The '57 on display at the 2002 Super Chevy event.
Meeting folks at the 1999 NHRA Winternationals.
The thick and thin of drag racing: Randy and Joe discuss strategy at the 1998 NHRA Winston Finals.