Brian Shawâ€™s Pro Nitrous 1941 Willys is already the first Willys to reach the 3.90s in ADRL history.
Now, heâ€™s hoping for a little more history at the upcoming Dragstock VII â€“ and with a new look as well.
Shaw, the team owner of OTG Racing, will have the â€™41 Willys at the ADRLâ€™s upcoming event at Rockingham Dragway and with Chris Patrick behind the wheel, Shaw has some big goals for the carâ€™s performance at one of the fastest tracks on the ADRL tour.
â€œWe were the first in the 3.90s, and we want to be the first in the 3.80s, too,â€ Shaw said. â€œIf weâ€™re going to do it, Rockinghamâ€™s the place to do it. Weâ€™re not going to miss that race.â€
Currently, the car is getting painted, as you can see by the pictures your agent has posted.
Shaw promises the new paint job, being done by “The Shop” in Maryland, will have people talking the entire weekend.
â€œItâ€™s going to be another outrageous paint job, thatâ€™s for sure,â€ Shaw said. â€œThe car is always a crowd-pleaser and we always try to give the fans that wow factor.â€
Shaw expects the paint job to be finished for Dragstock VIII and the team has been working hard to get the PN car performing to their desired levels.
Patrick and OTG have raced at three ADRL events in 2011, but two were plagued by multiple problems.
With a new clutch program, however, Shaw has been pleased with recent testing results.
He expects Patrick to finish the 2011 season behind the wheel, and Shaw is anxious and hopeful that the team can end the year on a positive note.
â€œWeâ€™ve had some horrible problems this year, but weâ€™ve gotten some results in testing that we couldnâ€™t have even imagined,â€ Shaw said. â€œWeâ€™re trying to get into the 3.80s, thatâ€™s why all the changes were made.â€
Thatâ€™s not all, either.
Your agent is also excited about some other new and very cool plans from Shaw and OTG Racing.
Be sure to check back in this space later this week to read about some innovative racing-related items Shaw has created.
(Photos courtesy of OTG Racing)