Katavatis to drive King Kong at Nitro Up North

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The new car on the Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Car block, the King Kong Trans-Am, will be driven by one of the most experienced racers in the field, Andrew Katavatis, on Saturday July 13 at Hidden Valley Dragway.

The West Australian racer is keen to get to Hidden Valley for Nitro Up North in the new fuel coupe.

“I would love to be there with our Beach Bomb funny car but when that wasn’t going to be possible, I was so happy that Graeme (Cowin) trusted me in the new car,” he said.

“The cars that come from the Aeroflow shop are so well prepared and it’s a privilege to get behind the wheel and hopefully make the team proud.

“I think Darwin is such a cool town and event and I think adding these cars to the ‘northern swing’ will make this event even better.”

Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Series Manager Morice McMillin added, “Andrew, his family and crew are super genuine people and we love having them in the pits. It will be great to see what he can do with the new car.”

The star-studded field also includes One Bad Kiwi, Nitro Express, The Bandit, Red Devil, LA Hooker, Let’s Boogie, Terminator, Dark Horse and local car, The Gambler.

The Hidden Valley event will also feature the Nitro Sheriff supercharged wheel-standing funny car driven by Chelsea Leahy and a huge field of support racing.

Hidden Valley will also be pumping to the beats of the Aeroflow Pit Party where the crowd gets a chance to meet the drivers and get up close to the cars and the stars.

“The party is one of the favourite things for all the drivers, getting to meet and talk with parents and kids, the kids get to sit in the cars, we have free giveaways, bouncy castles and plenty of posters to sign for everyone,” McMillin said.

Nitro Up North Kicks off at 4.30pm with the Aeroflow Pit party which is free with every entry ticket to the event. The Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro funny cars will be on track at 6pm, 8pm and 10pm.

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