Former US Pro Stock racer Grace Howell recently made some test laps at Willowbank Raceway at the wheel of partner Scott Porter’s Ford Mustang in preparation for racing at selected events this season.
Howell explained that the team had some new parts to test for the X-Champs this weekend at Sydney Dragway and so she got an opportunity to drive for the first time in about two years.
“I was excited to let the clutch out, we had a great time and got some good data for the car and I’ve definitely got the bug to drive again,” she said.
“I’ll be racing a few races this year alternating with Scott.
“It’s really great to be able to race with my boyfriend and family and spend time together. Scott and Paul definitely have a great race program and I’m excited to see where the year takes us.”
Scott Porter was impressed with Howell’s driving skills.
“Grace and myself have been seeing each other for over a year now,” he said.
“We met when I got a new car off Jerry Haas.
“Grace drove a couple of passes to get used to it and man can she drive! Big burnouts and straight into it to half track.
“She went 4.55 @ 153.87mph at half, the 60′ was down as we were trying some new ratios and shocks.”