OPTIMA® Faceoff Preview- Grant Reierson's 1966 Chevy II Sedan


Grant Reierson made the long drive down from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada for the 2012 OPTIMA® Ultimate Street Car Invitational, in his 1966 Chevy II two-door sedan, only to encounter fuel pump issues when he arrived in Pahrump. Grant believes he has addressed those issues and is set to return to the 2013 OPTIMA Faceoff at Road America, presented by KN Filters and Royal Purple.

In addition to upgrading his fuel system, Grant has also installed a new set of headers and put his unique sedan on a diet, replacing the hood and trunk with carbon fiber pieces from Anvil. As we mentioned previously in the Power Source blog, Grant's traveling partner is fellow competitor (and fellow Canuck) Dwayne Klippert. While they are good friends off the track, they are definitely rivals on it. While Grant characterizes Dwayne's Camaro as "fast and beautiful" he has every intention of out-running him at the Faceoff.

If you'd like to see these Canadian car guys square off, come to Road America on Sunday, June 23rd and see for yourself. Spectators are welcome and tickets can be purchased at Road America. For those of you who are not yet familiar with Grant's ride and would like more details, here are the specifics:


  • 377 SBC
  • Atomic EFI
  • Motown Block with Eagle forged crank, h-beam rods and forged SRP pistons. 9.6 CR
  • Comp Cams XR274HR roller cam
  • AFR 195 Eliminator heads
  • Edelbrock Performer RPM intake
  • MSD ignition with Digital 6 box
  • Stewart Stage 2 water pump
  • 1 ¾” headers, 2 ½” exhaust with x-pipe


  • Custom built 700R4
  • 2400RPM Lock-up Converter
  • Retrotek Speed Paddle Shift


  • Wilwood Master Cylinder and prop valve
  • Front
  • Wilwood 14” rotor with Superlite 6 Piston Calipers
  • Rear
  • Wilwood 14” rotor with Superlite 4 Piston Calipers w/integral park brake



  • DSE Front sub frame with DSE (AFCO) Double Adjustable Coil-Overs
  • Splined sway bar
  • C-6 Corvette spindles


  • Triangulated 4-link
  • Afco Double Adjustable Coilovers
  • Fabricated 9” Housing
  • Detrout Tru-trac w/ 3.70 Motive gears
  • PST Carbon Fibre driveshaft



  • Boze “Pro Touring” 18x9
  • NITTO Invo 265/35 18


  • Boze “Pro Touring” 19x10
  • NITTO Invo 305/35 19


  • Custom Rollcage
  • Custom console and seats
  • Ring Brothers Push Button Start
  • Racepak Digital Dash
  • Sky Drive GPS Speed sensor
  • Kenwood DVD Nav with Audison Voce Speakers, Subwoofer and Amplifier
  • Simpson 5 Point Camlock harnesses
  • Daytona weave Carpet


  • Ring Brothers Billet Air Frame hood hinges and Door Handles
  • Billet Grille