One of the racers continually pushing the envelope in the Outlaw Drag Radial world is none other than New York’s Paul Major. Many of you have been following Paul’s exploits on the track in the Outlaw Drag Radial class for years, and know that he had a horrific fire at the end of the 2012 season at the Shakedown Nationals, where his car caught on fire due to a leaky injector and put him not only out of the race, but nearly out of the game completely. But Paul’s not one to give up easily. As one of those racers pushing the envelope, Paul has been in this situation before and rebuilt the car.
His plans for 2013 are not concrete so far, but the DMC Racing team is working to try to get him to Lights Out IV at the end of February. Major had big hopes at the end of 2012 and went to the Shakedown hoping to end the season on a high note, but unfortunately the injector problem cropped up and nearly cost Paul his life. “We had just built a brand-new 588 cubic-inch, five-inch bore space motor with twin 94mm turbos for the end of last season and never got a chance to make a full hit on it – the very first time on the track is when we had the problem,” he told us.
With the experienced DMC team on his side, Major has come back from on-track incidents before, and we expect this time to be no different. Major says, “We will be at all of the big races like always and Dennis wants to run some of the NMCA races when and if they bring in an Outlaw Radial or True 10.5 class. We’re trying to make Georgia right now, Civil Wars at Rockingham, the YellowBullet Nationals, and possibly the World Cup. We’ll see what happens.”
Whatever does happen in the 2013 season, Paul will be doing his part to set the trend.