"I was extremely happy with the way all the participants performed, especially the Corvettes, [which held] their own against the much more expensive exotics. Craig Lieberman did an outstanding job from start to finish, and the results are amazing," Feingold says.

While Feingold is certainly not the first to put together a group of fast cars and race them down an airfield runway, he may have started a trend that is infinitely safer than the alternative for most, which is the street. The advantages of going wide-open-throttle down a 2.3-mile runway are huge: no other cars or cross traffic, no traffic lights or turns, and no worry about law enforcement. So, could these high-speed blasts down empty airstrips be the drag races of the future? If Joel Feingold has his way, we wouldn't be surprised.

Runway Titans Wide Open Throttle retails for $11.95 is available by visiting www.jbsblownc5.net. And be sure to pick up future issues of VETTE for information on Runway Titans Wide Open Throttle, Take 2, in which 10 of the best tuner-modified Corvettes on the West Coast go up against 10 exotics in a no-holds-barred runway shootout.

HOW THEY RAN
Vehicle HP Terminal
Velocity
'03 Ferrari Enzo 660 182 mph
'03 Mustang Cobra 650 168 mph
'94 Toyota Supra 1,000 DNF/blown engine
'09 Chevy Corvette ZR1 638 180 mph
'09 Nissan GTR 540 179 mph
'08 Lamborghini 640 187 mph
Murcielago LP640
'98 Chevy Corvette Coupe 850 182 mph
(supercharged)
'03 Chevy Corvette Z06 700 172 mph
'05 Porsche Carrera GT 600 181 mph
'05 Ferrari F430 490 167 mph
'96 Dodge Viper GTS 800 188 mph
(supercharged)
'08 Ferrari Scuderia 510 173 mph
'06 Ford GT 635 179 mph
'07 Chevy Corvette Z06 505 170 mph
'08 Chevy Corvette Coupe 510 175 mph
'08 Lamborghini Gallardo 535 173 mph
Superleggera
'06 Ariel Atom 2 475 156 mph
(supercharged)
'06 Pontiac GTO 850 175 mph
(turbocharged)
'07 BMW M6 550 168 mph