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Kevin Swaney

Kevin Swaney Tin Indian Performance Pontiac Powered Dragster wheels up launchKevin Swaney’s Tin Indian Performance Rear Engine Dragster is a very unique member of The Fastest . Pontiacs . Ever.  Swaney’s car was a member of the Elite 10 since running his record setting pass of 6.81 in 2010 up until 2016 as a naturally aspirated car.  For those not familiar with the term, naturally aspirated (NA) means that this car has NO power adder.  NO blower, NO turbo, NO NO2!   This was the ONLY Elite 10 car without a power adder!  A very impressive feat!
He currently sits atop the TOP 10 NA list in the #1 position which he has held since September 2007 when the top time was 7.37 @ 179 mph.  Swaney’s TIP dragster is credited with being the first NA powered Pontiac race car to break the 6 second barrier.    You can view Kevin’s record setting 6.81 pass @ 192.28 mph below!
– Revised 2/2021
Driver Info:
Name:Kevin Swaney
Residence:Uniontown, Ohio
Engine Info:
Engine Builder:Tin Indian Performance
Bottom End:
Block:MR-1A Aluminum
Production Year:2010
Crankshaft:Scat Lightweight Forged
Rods:GRP 6.7"
Bearings:Federal Mogul
Pistons:Ross Custom
Rings:Total Seal Custom
Compression Ratio:15.5 to 1
Cylinder Heads:
Manufacturer and Type:KRE Warp 6 Castings
Heads ported by:Kauffman Racing Equipment - CNC
Chamber size:56
Flow #s (Intake & Exhaust)
Intake valve size:2.30
Exhaust valve size:1.750
Valvetrain / Camshaft:
Type: (solid flat, hyd flat, hyd roller, solid roller)Solid Roller
Duration @ .050
Advertised duration:
Lobe Separation:
Installed position:
Firing Order (standard /4/7 swap / LS1):LS1
Cam size (standard / 50mm / 55mm etc):55mm
Rocker Arm (manufacturer & ratio):KRE Custom Stands - T&D 1.65 Rockers
Pushrod (manufacturer / length / wall thickness):Trend 11.2 long double taper
Lifter (manufacturer / type / size):Crower .937 Solid Roller
Power Adder:
Power Adder description (blower / turbo size type etc.):NONE! Naturally Aspirated
Boost reached:
NO2 (shot size / # of stages)
Fogger or Plate:
Manufacturer of system:
Fuel System:
Fuel Type (pump gas / alky / VP 110 etc.):VP Q16
Fuel Pump:Holley Black
Induction System:
Intake Manifold:KRE CNC Runner Sheet Metal Dual 4
Carb (type / size / manufacturer / injected):Pro System 1100 CFM Dominators
# of Carbs:2
Spacer Plate / Thickness:HVH 1"
Distributor:MSD Pro Billet
Wires:Fire Core 50
Ignition Box / Amplifier (MSD etc.):MSD Digital 7
Car Info:
Headers (manufacturer)KRE Custom Tri-Y
Primary Tube:
Exhaust Pipes:
Transmission:Power Glide
Trans Built by:Rossler
Converter (manufacturer & stall)Neal Chance 6000 Stall
Converter Size (9" / 10" etc.):9"
Clutch Manufacturer:
Clutch Size:
Rear End Gear:Richmond 4.11
Spool or Locker:Spool
Shifter:B&M Pro
Axels (manufacturer & spline count):Mark Williams
Chassis & Suspension:
Year Built:2002
Race wight with driver:
Chassis Built by:Cameron Race Cars
Model:Rear Engine Dragster
Body Work & Paint:Wrap by Auto Pro Design
Tires - Front:Goodyear
Tires - Rear:Goodyear
Wheels / Rims - Front:
Wheels / Rims - Back:Weld Double Bead Locks
Chassis Mods:
Driver Bio:
Kevin is the owner / operator of Tin Indian Performance where he builds Pontiac engines and manufacturers Pontiac parts. He has been racing for approximately 20 years and has had Pontiacs all his life. He owns 2 other Pontiacs - a '66 GTO and a '69 Ventura. His first car was a '67 LeMans Convertible.
Car Owner Bio:
Timeslip:6.818 @ 192.28 mph
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