Don't get me wrong, I wasn't saying the Firebirds aren't competitive or even 4th gen camaro's, I was simply saying the typical owner doesn't even know what autocross is.
I was the one racing the 99 Camaro in ESP this year and it was my first Nats i've been to, and i've owned the car about 3.5 months. I believe the camaro/firebird is def a competitive car still even with the power disadvantage to boss. the difference is a proper built ESP Fbody should be in the 32xx range without driver. My car came across at 3312 lbs this year and I still have a full battery, radio, speakers, factory passenger seat, etc.... I believe the lightest boss was in the high 34xx maybe 35xx still.
If your interested in going to a 4th gen to compete I think it really doesn't matter as long as your set it up right, Camaro or Firebird they will be pretty competitive with the right parts and the right driver. To be honest it would be cool to see a nice 4th gen T/A racing
, plus their alot cheaper than buying a Boss or replacing WRX parts