Grunewald started drag racing in 1995, then switched to road racing in 2000, competing in Grand-Am. In 2009, he formed Conrad Grunewald Racing and built a 2010 Camaro SS drifter car. He brings the car to the shop and fires it up, throwing some of the loudest, heaviest revs we’ve heard.
Adam Carolla and Matt D’Andria answer a few listener car questions in between Adam rants. Then we bring in drift champion Dai Yoshihara and his aluminum V8-powered Nissan 240. Dai talks about racing and tearing up tires, then we go out into the parking lot to check out his car. Dai fires up the 240 and throws a couple of window-rattling revs.
Adam Carolla and the Professor Sandy Ganz sit back with Vaughn Gittin Jr. Vaughn is a different breed of racer, he is a formula drifter. He is currently driving the Monster Energy Drink/Falken Ford Mustang. Vaughn teaches the boys more about the sport and how it all works. Then we jump back to a the “Derelict Wagon”, a station wagon that has been done with some amazing care yet looks like an un-restored car. Jonathan Ward has been on the show with his ICON 4×4’s and has many other amazing projects in the works!
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Adam Carolla and the Professor Sandy Ganz have Stuntman Mike Ryan on the show. Mike tells us what its like to drive the his 1900+ HP Diesel Freightliner up Pikes Peak and doing drift videos with it. Mike’s stunts have been featured on many movies and his work is showing up in the upcoming Fast and Furious 5. Our Featured Car of the week is a 1965 Alfa Sprint GTA owned by Anthony Rimicci.
Not that often you see a 1900+ Hp Diesel Race Truck. Mike Ryan’s Freightliner is just that. With it producing close to 2000hp on Diesel fuel, it no wonder this truck produces some spectacular results on the track and places such as Pikes Peak. This ‘lightweight’ Freightliner weights in at just about the 9900 pound mark, features a 2 huge turbocharges and numerous other tricks to allow this truck to perform, well, crazy fast as well as handle well enough to compete in Pikes Peak and finish near the top of the marks. We won’t say how cool it was to see it come to the shop in Gulf Racing Livery!