The $10,500 on offer for the winner of Outlaw 10.5 Shootout presented by Bendigo Bank at Adelaide International Raceway in March has been enough to make former Super Sedan champion Steve Fowler change the tyres and give heads up racing a shot.
The family have five championships under the belt in Super Sedan but expect a steep learning curve as they try to put down about a thousand horsepower on skinny 10.5 inch wide tyres.
“We know we have a lot to learn and racing a pro tree and heads up is way out of our comfort zone,” Steve said.
“But we are really excited about the year ahead and are hoping to compete at all the APSA (Australian Pro Street Association) rounds in Outlaw 10.5 this year.
“It’s not going to be the quickest car out there, but consistency is something we know a little about.”
The team hinted that if they enjoy the experience of going heads up, they may just make a little more investment in the category.
“If Outlaw 10.5 is the direction the team thinks they want to go after 12 months you might just see the GXP in the for sale section to make way for a twin turbo 10.5 car,” Steve said.
The team tried the new rubber for the first time recently at a Sydney test and tune and achieved a 7.44/194 but will need quicker times if they are to topple the kings of Outlaw 10.5 including Frank Mamone and Matthew Grubisa who are planning to be in Adelaide.
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