Images: Larry Jeffers Pro Cars

These days, news of any new racers coming into the fold is a blessing in and of itself, but so too are are current racers who further commit to our great sport by advancing up the proverbial ladder to the upper echelons of drag racing, thereby keeping our most visible venues vibrant and healthy.

In 2012, popular Outlaw 10.5 and Super Street competitor Jim Robbins will take that next step up on the rung to the ADRL’s cut throat Pro Nitrous division, behind the wheel of a brand spankin’ new C6 Corvette from the Larry Jeffers Pro Cars shop in Missouri. The monstrous, nitrous-aided big block bullet under the hood will interestingly be backed by a Liberty transmission with a clutch, making for some excitingly quick manual gear changes for the Yorkville, Ill. racer. Robbins’ new mount will carry a sharp new wrap with Holley EFI and AES livery from a design created by Greg Zoetmulder at Greg Z Designs.

Jeffers has become one of the sports’ perennial chassis builders, with an impressive customer base in the ADRL ranks. Frankie Taylor took his Jeffers-built Corvette to the Pro Extreme crown in 2010, setting the still-standing national record along the way. Both Todd Tutterow and Tommy D’Aprile debuted new Jeffers-built rides in 2011, and were contenders right out of the gate.

Robbins previously campaigned a sharp ’68 Camaro in Outlaw 10.5 and NMCA Super Street competition, sporting a 650-inch, nitrous-fed big block for power.