Earliest photo of the Punisher Caprice that I have. This was 2008, it's first year iirc. Some of my b-body friends originally built it.
Add years. It was raced all over from 08-12, maybe longer. We revived it for CMP Fall 2017. Trans crapped in a few laps, but it's OK, the heads were cracked (freezing??) and we overheated the hell out of the motor. We thought we had a plugged rad, so we swapped that out, and 45 mins later, refilled the motor. Cold coolant was rapidly heated to 240 even after all that time, before we even fired the motor.
New heads and trans from an old MI friend that had relocated to SC, and wrenching until 1AM. Ran all Sunday.
I bought the car March 2018. Some lighweighting and lots of prep, we took it to Joliet 4/18. We still had 1-2 teething issues, stupid oversight on battery cable and exhaust, and the car had some snap oversteer issues.
Replaced some really aged rear control arm bushings, added moar low, and lightness. We ran local autoX and the Impala SS Nationals with it all summer.
AutoX at Summit Motorsports park (ISSCA Nats)
Mid Ohio on a wet track day
Gingerman Fall 2018 - Ran like a beast.... for 6 hours until we broke a weld on the torque converter. Odd failure. It's ok, we found out we maybe 7 hours worth of rear brake pad..
#54 KDS-Performance/Punisher Racing 1996 Caprice