Within the last year the Holley Performance Products family grew and became the Holley/MSD family. One of the new family members is Aaron Allison the Executive Vice President of Engineering, Technology, and New Products at the MSD Group. When Aaron isn't busy with his many responsibilities at MSD Performance, you can find him with his 1990 Chevrolet Cavalier that he campaigns in the National Hot Rod association (NHRA) Super Stock B/Modified class.
Aaron's NHRA national event winning Firebird is on the lift in the background
Aaron’s Cavalier is a little different than one you might typically find on the street as it now sends power to the wheels in the rear. Built by Aaron’s father Terry in 1989, power comes from a 341 cubic inch SB2-based small block Chevrolet backed by a Powerglide transmission. A 1050 cfm Holley Dominator carburetor supplies the engine with the air/ fuel mix to speed the 2,800-pound car down the 1/4 mile drag strip in 8.74 seconds at 156 mph. With Aaron being an MSD employee, it should come as no surprise that the ignition system is a full complement of MSD products including an ignition box, distributor, crank trigger, and plug wires.
Aaron currently leads the NHRA Division 3 Super Stock point standings and has won and finished as the runner-up on the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series this year as well. Aaron won the 2015 Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals in the Stock Eliminator class in his MSD-equipped B/Stock 1998 Pontiac Firebird. On top of those NHRA successes, Aaron is also a 4-time International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Division champion, 2-time IHRA National Event winner, and 16-time IHRA Pro-Am winner.
Information and photographs for this article provided by Holley Performance Products