Breaking Records: TSP Does It Again With A Stock Bottom End LS3

Texas Speed & Performance is at it again and by it, we mean breaking more records. The Texas-based manufacturer opened their doors in 2003 and specializes in complete LS and LT builds as well as the manufacturing of CNC heads, cams, and more.

With over 30-plus combined years of experience specific to the LS and LT1 market, it’s no surprise that these guys know what they’re doing when it comes to the LS platform and they have a new record to prove it. On January 25, Texas Speed and Performance secured the record for the first naturally aspirated stock bottom end LS3 in the 8-second range.

Texas Speed loaded up their fifth-gen Camaro and headed out to Houston Raceway Park with one goal in mind, and that was to break into the 8s. The naturally-aspirated Camaro was armed with a Texas Speed and Performance custom spec solid roller cam, PRC 265cc small bore LS7 heads, and a Holley Performance Products Hi-Ram intake manifold. The tune for the Camaro was handled by non-other than Casey Rance of

At the end of the day, the TSP fifth-gen was able to secure its place in history by being the first naturally aspirated stock bottom end LS in the 8s with an 8.963-second elapsed time at 148.85 mph. The Camaro went a 1.268 sixty-foot while achieving a 5.682 elapsed time in the eighth-mile.

We would like to congratulate Texas Speed & Performance on their new record as well as all of the sponsors involved in this venture. To our understanding, Mailordertuner, Holley Performance Products, Billet Specialties, Inc., Strange Engineering, Coan Engineering, Gforce Performance Engineering, and Motion Raceworks all played a part in this victory.

For more information on the parts used in this build, be sure and check out Texas Speed & Performance’s website at

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Brian Havins
A gearhead for life, Brian is obsessed with all things fast. Banging gears, turning wrenches, and praying while spraying are just a few of his favorite things.

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