Brian Waszak's the name-"Wasz" to his friends and fans. Who is the guy? At 20, he's the youngest racer to campaign an NMCA EZ Street car. Before you ask, yes-he gets plenty of help from his dad, Paul, who's raced for 20 years and has a Super Gas Vega. But the '68 Chevelle is Brian's car, and he does plenty of wrenching and spending in between full-time school at ITT and a part-time job at Motorola. With that schedule, we can't figure out how the Waszaks, plus key crew guy Joe Oplawski, manage to hit so many NMCA and NSCA races. Or how they finished sixth and fourth, respectively. Or how they keep the car so clean-and we mean show car clean. Not only could you lick the floorpans, but the 'Velle is EZ Street as EZ Street should be. Stuff like a real bench seat, no nitrous bottle in the interior, and minimal race car gee-gaws make this a streeter to contend with. And just try contending with 9.36 at 144 mph. No bet. Outta here. And, hey, Wasz...see ya next year. The Waszaks did a lot of body prep at home-stuff like stripping the car and filling the side-marker lights and antenna hole-but the paint was shot by Steve Andriano and Joe Krengiel at Reno Air in Schamburg, Illinois. The 3-inch cowl hood is a Glastek unit Paul says fits very well, and the smoke emits from Mickey Thompson ET Street meats on Weld Wheels. They may go with 'glass bumpers next year. The Waszaks did a lot of body prep at home-stuff like stripping the car and filling the si In the search for stock appearance, Wasz called Year One for most of the resto goodies like door panels and seat covers. We like the tuck of the Competition Motorsports rollcage and the subtle in-dash switch panel. Under the shifter is a homebuilt TH400 with an ATB converter and a Hipster trans brake. In the search for stock appearance, Wasz called Year One for most of the resto goodies lik Wasz still throttles the only Fast Times Motorworks-built engine we know of in EZ Street. Last year's combo was a 0.060-over 427 with tweaked rectangle-port heads, 11.5:1 compression, a Dart intake, an NOS Big Shot plate system, and "not-tellin'" cam specs. Next year, expect a slightly smaller big-block and less weight in the car (EZ Street is a pounds-per-cubic-inch class). You'll also see a Merlin or Bow Tie block since they split three stock blocks last year. Paul also has his eyes on the new Dart Iron Eagle heads. Check the belt-driven water pump and alternator, a rarity in EZ Street. Wasz still throttles the only Fast Times Motorworks-built engine we know of in EZ Street. What, no spare tire? Nope, just the other standard stuff: a Harwood cell sucked dry by a BG Fuel Systems pump, an NOS bottle, and a boxed battery that's shut down by the required external switch. What, no spare tire? Nope, just the other standard stuff: a Harwood cell sucked dry by a B After chunking one too many early Olds rears, Wasz stepped up to a keen Fab 9 rearend housing stuffed with a Strange 9-inch centersection with a spool and 4.11s. All the chassis work is done by Competition Motorsports in Bridgeview, Illinois, including the custom sway bar. This allows the chassis to be preloaded on one side (by adjusting the length of the links) to help launch straight, and the diameter of the spring-steel bar can be changed to alter the amount of force it offers. Larry Woijenk at Competition Motorsports also built the tubular link arms, while the shocks are Competition Engineering. After chunking one too many early Olds rears, Wasz stepped up to a keen Fab 9 rearend hous By David Freiburger Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!