Race Proven: Fran Schatz's 2007 Z06 Corvette

By: Todd Veney10/17/2017 < Back to Blog Home
Fran Schatz's Race Proven Z06 Corvette was one of the true stars of the 8th annual Holley LS Fest, ripping up Beech Bend Raceway with his best 60-foot time ever and his best time ever on the eighth-mile, 4.88 seconds at 145 mph. Schatz's 2007 'Vette, originally built for a customer at his Race Proven Motorsports shop in Delaware, had just 3,000 miles on it when he began the undertaking and still has no more than 7,000 miles on it. The powerful beast, which has run as quick as 7.66 at 180 mph on the full quarter-mile, is powered by a 430 cubic-inch LS. It has a Dart aluminum block, All-Pro cylinder heads, a ProCharger that puts out 20 pounds of boost, a complete Holley Dominator EFI system, Holley Smart Coils, and a Racepak dash that integrates perfectly with the Holley EFI, keeping him appraised of all the vitals at all times. With an 8.80 at 154 mph, Schatz, a graduate of the School of Automotive Machinists & Technology (SAM Tech), became the first to run in the 8-second zone with a Z06. Click the play button to hear him describe the car's ascent from onetime street prowler to proven track warrior in his own words.
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