Steve Miller’s Twin Turbo S-10
Owner: Steve & Roxanne Miller
Crew: Rick Carlson
Vehicle: 1999 S-10
Chassis: Bickel/C&F Racecars
Engine: Goodwin Competition 522 BBC
Power adder: Twin Precision 88mm Pro Mod Turbo’s
Electronics’: Motec M800, CDI8, E888
Clutch: 3 Disk 10” AFT
Trans: 3 Speed CS2 Lenco air shifted
Rearend: Motive Gear 9.5’ 4:30
Shock’s: Don Ness Racecraft
Sponsors: Goodwin Competition, Motive Gear, Earl’s Plumbing, Lunati Cams, Weldon Fuel System’s, Precision Turbo, Shane Tecklenburg, Motec, C&F Racecars,
Steve Miller purchased the truck in 2002. It was in boxes and pieces but he knew of its history and potential. After getting it all together and doing a little testing in 2002 he felt confident that he was ready for competition. He campaigned the truck in the PRO/NMCA circuit in 2003 and won the hard fought championship that year.
The truck was competitive in the following years but as the competition got stronger he needed to lean on the small block combination more. He soon discovered that he was at the limits of what the current combination and technology would provide.
In late 2006 Steve decided it was time to evaluate his current combination. He turned to none other than his good friend Todd Goodwin of Goodwin Competition in Omro WI. Knowing Todd’s attention to detail and his research and development abilities, Steve knew he could not be in better hands.
In the fall of 2006, the evaluation of the current small block combination began. Todd soon discovered some problems and areas that could be improved. These ideas were tested and evaluated on the DTS dyno at Goodwin Competition with great results and improvements.
After some research and discussion Steve and Todd thought the best way to go was to start with a clean sheet of paper and build a big block that was up to Todd’s high standards. This project was the brain child of Todd Goodwin using all the latest technology available. The engine management system was upgraded to all the latest Motec had to offer. The only piece of the puzzle that was reused was the 88mm turbo chargers. These proved to be the limiting factor, limiting the amount of power the new combination was able to produce.
This new combination proved to be very reliable and did not hurt parts at all, not like the old small block combination. With limited success in 2007, it was decided to step up to the latest turbo technology. A call was put into Harry Hruska at Precision turbo for a pair of his new billet wheel pro mod 88mm Turbo’s.
Todd completed a total engine evaluation and found that everything looked great, as expected.
Once the combination was put on the dyno it was clear that this was a new animal. Once some tuning was done to balance the cylinders it was evident that this thing was starting to live up to it’s potential and it made great power gains with a very broad torque curve.
Steve took the combination down to Valdosta GA. In the middle of winter to do some testing. The best the truck ran before was a 6.50 ET at 217mph which is very respectable considering it weighs 3000 pounds. After a couple of test runs to get things sorted out the truck ripped off an amazing 6.37 et at 227 mph with a mild tune-up and driving thru the clutch. To say everyone is excited about the new potential and season is an understatement.
Steve and the whole crew would like to thank Todd and his group for all their effort and help to give us a very reliable and competitive engine.
Steve Miller Racing.
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