Snobalt Preparation and the WannaGoFast 1/2 Mile

Oct 3, 2016

Ever wonder what it takes to prepare for the WannaGoFast ½ mile? Take a behind-the-scenes look at what Ryan Derrick is doing to prepare the legendary Snobalt for its return. Holding the record for the fastest LNF ½ mile trap speed, the Snobalt is known as one of the cleanest and most powerful daily driven LNF Cobalts in the Midwest. Determined to raise the bar on trap speed and show everyone what ZZP’s cars are capable of, Ryan Derrick has been putting in a lot time to prep the Snobalt for this race. With special brackets being custom made by ZZP’s fabrication team  for speed sensors, the rewiring of the whole ECU to run Regal harness, New tires, aggressive tuning, and new turn disk clutch, the Snobalt is sure to come out faster than ever. 

SNOBALT Build Engine/Transmission:

-ZZP 2.0L Gen-3 Race Block

-ZZP Ported Head

-ZZP 82# Valve Springs

-ZZP Custom Lash Adjusters

-ZZP-Comp Stage 3 LNF Cams

Wiseco 9.5:1 Pistons

-ARP Head Studs

-ZZP 4340 Rods w/ GM bearings

-ATI SFI Turbo Balancer

-ZZP Neutral Balance Shafts

-Fidanza Aluminum Flywheel

ZZP Solid Upper Engine Mount

-ZZP Turbo Manifold

-Custom Borg Warner S262

-Tial 38mm External Wastegate

-ZZP External Dump Tube

-Tial Q Blow Off Valve

-ZZP Upper Intercooler Pipe

-ZZP “Big Race” intercooler

-ZZP Lower Intercooler Pipe

-ZZP MAF Relocation

-GMPP 3 Bar MAP sensors

-ZZP Custom LNF Fuel system

-Dual ZZP Boost Controllers for High/Low Boost switch

-ZZP Big Turbo Catless Downpipe

-ZZP Valve Cover Breather

ZZP Oversized Aluminum Radiator

-ZZP E-85 Tune 

-ZZP Getrag F40 6-speed Swap w/ Custom mounts

-ZZP Custom F40 Twin Disk

-ZZP F40 Upgraded Throw out Bearing

-ZZP Adjustable Clutch Rod

-Hahn Racecraft 3 inch Cat back Exhaust

-ABS Delete

-Wilwood Brake Proportioning Valve

-Performance Autowerks Aluminum Overflow Coolant Tank Powdercoated Wrinkle Black

-Aeromotive LP40 In tank Fuel Pump

-4 Bar MAP Sensors




 ZZPerformance’s Matt M.Dyno Tune  

-LHU Regal ECU/Harness Swap



Engine Dress:

-Wrinkle Black Valve Cover

-ZZPerformance Engraved Polished Coilpack Cover

-MRZ Performance Fuse Box Cover

-MRZ Performance Wiper Fluid and Power Steering Polished Caps

-Wrinkle Black Powdercoated Intake Manifold

-Wrinkle White Intercooler Piping

-Evo X BOV Recirculation pipe re-used as Radiator Pipe




-ZZP 14.5 Inch Front Big Brake Kit w/ Black Calipers

-Power Stop Ceramic Brake Pads

-ARP Extended Studs

-Stainless Steel Brake Lines

-18 x 9.5 Enkei NT03 +M +40 offset Powdercoated Highland Bronze

-Pirelli PZERO Tires 245/40/18

-Tiregraficx Tire Lettering

-Custom BC Racing BR + Extreme Lows Coilovers

-Swift Springs 14k front 12k rear

-Hub Redrilled from 5 x 110 to 5 x 114.3

-Motorsport Tech 12.5mm Spacers in front to clear Brembo calipers

-Powell racing Hardcore Rear Sway bar powdercoated Gold

-R1 Concept Cross-Drilled & Slotted rear rotors

-Muteki Black Open ended lug nuts




-RK Sport Extractor Hood

-Aero catch Pins

-ZZP Livery done by Wraptek Films

-“Kdub”-The Retrofit Source (TRS) Morimoto Bi-Xenon Mini H1 Retrofitted Headlights w/ Gold Apollo 3 shrouds with CCFL Rings

-6K TRS HIDs -APR Carbon fiber GTC300 GT Wing Paint Matched (Track Mode)

-Tjin Carbon Fiber Trunk w/ Partial Paint (Straight-line Mode)

-K2 L.E.D Red Tinted Taillights

-Retrofitted Impala L.E.D Third brake light

-30% Tint

-L.E.D Reverse Lights

-L.E.D License Plate Lamp

-ARK Shorty Antenna

-INGS +1 Custom Modified Front Bumper

-INGS + 1 Custom Modified Side Skirts

-INGS +1 Custom Modified Rear Bumper

-Quik-Latch Quick Disconnects

-ZZP Quik-Latch Brackets




-Suede Headliner

-Suede A and C pillars

-ZZP Triple Gauge Pod Pillar Suede Wrapped

-Aeroforce Dual Interceptor Gauges

-AEM “Fail Safe” Wideband Gauge

-Corbeau FX1 Pro Pole Position seats

-Corbeau Seat Brackets & Sliders

-Corbeau 5-Point harnesses

-Powell Racing Detachable Harness Bar

-Redline Goods Suede Shift Boot

-Momo E-Brake Handle

-Redline Goods Suede E-Brake Boot

-Omiotek Gauge Bezel Pod

-Auto meter Boost gauge

-Autometer Oil Pressure Gauge
-Autometer Fuel Pressure Gauge

-TWM Short Throw Shifter w/ Base Bushings & 6 speed M1 Abrams Weighted Knob

-GMPP Pedals

-Body Paint Matched Trim w/ Black inlaid SS badge

-Powell racing “Street” Steering wheel hub

-Sparco Lap 5 Steering Wheel

-L.E.D Map Lights

-High-Low Boost Switch

-LLCCEDT Rear Seat Delete

-Suede Dash with molded 3 pod gauge cluster

-Pioneer AVH4100 DVD Head Unite

-Black HVAC Control

-BlackCatCustoms ZZP

-Snobalt Gauge Face

-Zextronics E85 % Gauge

-ZZP Custom External Power Steering System