One of Australia’s biggest nitro names is back in the game with a new car as well as a new driver. The stunning 1974 Camaro – Shack Attack – is set to land in Australia in a week’s time and it’s full steam ahead for the north Queensland team.
The new car will feature a ‘Shacks’ engine combination and the aim is simple – to be amongst the very fastest cars in the category.
The chassis and body was built by Bob Meyer of Meyer Race Cars in San Diego, CA.
And the new driver? Well, for the first time in a long time the man himself, Paul Shackleton, will drive the car.
“We will be looking at debuting the new car at Palmyra with me attempting to steer it,” laughed the Mackay local.
“It’s been a while since I have driven but I’m hoping it’s like riding a bike.
“The new car looks great and I’m excited about putting together a combination that is not only reliable, but also quick and fast.
“The rule set for Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars is tight but we can now play around with some modern parts to try and make these cars as consistent as they can be, which is good for the crowd and the show. We don’t want to lose passes by trying to use out-dated technology.
“Watching these cars with flames and great side by side racing is the key to keeping the crowd happy and I can’t wait to get behind the wheel of the new beast.”
Series Manager Steve Bettes said they were proud of how the Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars series continued to grow with yet another experienced campaigner and a brand new car coming to the show.
The Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Car show now heads to Mildura’s Sunset Strip for the April 19 meeting, then to Benaraby Raceway in Gladstone for May 24 followed by June 21 at Palmyra Dragway, Mackay.