Ok, forget the 300 bucks, here's the whole rundown.
The owner of the TA said on camaross.com:
Put down 520 (which is normal for a 600hp car), head gasket was fine, they did some slight tuning though.
He DID cry
But they didnt sell it for 300, dude with the TA says, he had money to replace his trans plus alot more. He said he wont say the amount because the kid had to be taken to a clinic for an emotional breakdown after the show.
The main thing is the race was supposed to be for mid 10's cars, the kid ran his mouth about how fast his car was "ran mid/low 10's" but never ran it on the track. The TA was good for 9s on motor, but they detuned it to 10.5 off the juice by pulling alot of timing and setting the 2 step to around 2300rpms instead of 4500. The civic was good for 10.9 at best on slicks, but the guy sucked at driving it.
He even said "I lost 3rd gear" but the TA team says 3rd on the civic was fine.
The TA DID loose 2nd gear, because of the trans brake was held at stageing for way too long and built up heat because the civic kid took too long to stage. On a 3 speed car, 2nd gear is kinda important.
And the asshat did sell the car, and is getting a Z06 (I dont want that kid driving a corvette)
Check it out at the camaro site for the ta's view, just be ready to weed through 20 pages of stuff.
Or go here:
for the honda version lol
Here's a reply from Jeff (TA driver)
Another article, from the TA's tuner: