Project Description

Specs & Info

  • Chuck Horvath’s Damn Yankee is a 1977 Chevrolet Vega (Ken Cox Style) body on a 125 inch Simpson chassis.
  • Providing the thunder is a 434 C.I. Keith Black Hemi mated to a BTE 2-speed powerglide transmission.
  • Best ET:  6.89 sec     Best MPH:  198 mph


  • This car was original built in the late 70’s to run as a BB/FC. The sponsorship deal fell apart and the car was put in a barn until it went up for sell in 1998, when the Horvath’s saw it for sell in a local Auto RV Trading magazine.
  • The paint and lettering was applied by Brad Horvath. This is truly a family affair. Several of the grand kids run junior dragsters and hope to step up some day.

Driver & Crew

  • Owner:  Chuck Horvath
  • Driver:  Mark Horvath
  • Crew Chief:  Brad Horvath
  • Crew:  Lisa Horvath, Bekka, Anthony Horvath, Brodie Schimel

Team Location

  • South Bend, IN

Special Thanks

  • Shaker Performance
  • Jim’s Sales and Service