One of Australian drag racing’s nitro wizards, Paul Shackleton, is putting the finishing touches to a brand new car and will team with a brand new driver in Anthony Begley to take on the huge field of Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars on November 23.
Shackleton is a man with a huge amount of experience in nitro racing and he’s looking forward to this event and this style of racing.
“Graeme (Cowin) and I have been talking about this for some time.
“This is a great thing for the sport and I am sure this is going to be a great event, we are happy to be a part of it and help put on a show for the fans.”
Shackleton’s new car will be called ‘Shack Attack’.
Anthony Begley is a driver with significant funny car experience but this is his first time back at Sydney Dragway since the 2013 Nitro Champs, when he was engulfed in flames after the engine exploded in the Chemical Warfare nitro funny car.
“No nerves from me,” smiled Begley.
“I just can’t wait to get back behind the wheel. It’s a new car and we’ll line up against some new drivers and combinations, how good is that? It’s not often you get guys from all these different classes racing against each other – it’s going to be great!
“Ron Capps is a hero to me and to be able to look across and see him lining up next to me is about as good as it gets!” concluded the West Aussie.
The inaugural Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Car Extravaganza will be held at Sydney Dragway November 23, 2013.
Note: Car pictured is the teams old ride.