The rumours were true, Graeme Cowin – mastermind of the epic Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Car series – has also been piecing together a big time Nitro Funny Car.
Splashed in striking Aeroflow and Rocket Industries livery, the Toyota Camry Nitro Funny Car has hit the track in anger for the first time in a private test session at Sydney Dragway with Morice McMillin behind the butterflies.
The car is a massive step up in equipment and technology, but testing was solid for their first outing, with everyone having to learn their roles on new machinery.
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“Testing went very well, it was new combination for that car, and we had to get up to speed from a team, a driving and a tuning perspective,” said McMillin.
“We made incremental passes down the race track to get the tune up right, each pass we managed to hit our goals and the team did an amazing job servicing the car every run so we had a consistent car to make changes too.”
“When you have the experience of Graeme Cowin and Bobby Lagana in each ear, it’s two very talented people to learn from and very humbling to be learning the ropes from them.”
McMillin has had plenty of experience driving Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars and Altereds, but still humbled in being asked to drive the new car.
“Firstly just to be given the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a big show car is incredible, for Graeme and Wendy to have the trust in me to be in the drivers seat while we get the car sorted is a huge honour,” he said.
Then there is the performance difference to what he has driven before.
“With where we have got the outlaw cars running into the 5.3s at 270MPH, really has helped when stepping into this car,” he said.
“The outlaw cars are almost as quick to the 330 mark, but it’s at that point the clutch kicks in and the big show car really accelerates. The car itself was actually really nice to drive and showed how well it was set up.”
“I cant emphasis enough how much running these cars is a team effort. It takes a lot of hard work, and lot of passion, the Aeroflow guys lead by GC and Wendy have that in spades. I’m just the lucky one who gets to sit behind the wheel.”
We will have to wait a little longer to see the car in action publicly, with McMillin coy on details.
“We will continue to develop the car with some more testing and make sure we get it consistent to put on a good show for the fans for its on track debut,” he said.
“When will that be? Well you will just have to keep an eye on the Aeroflow Social media channels to find that out.”
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