CORBYVILLE, ONTARIO (April 4, 2013) – Derek Hawker, who placed third in the 2012 Pro Modified Racing Association standings, said he has no big changes in store for the upcoming season.
“We have just been doing our regular thing,” said Hawker, who drives the Hawker Racing 1963 Chevy Corvette Pro Modified. “We have got the car tuned up and we are ready.”
Hawker qualified the Corvette at all PMRA races last year, and his best showing was a runner-up finish against Sam Andreacchi in the final at Grand Bend in August.
The Vanishing Points Race Car chassis is powered by an Alan Johnson 526-cubic inch engine with a PSI D-Screw supercharger and Atchison fuel system which propels the car down the quarter-mile in just over six seconds at about 230 mph. A Lenco three-speed transmission sits behind the engine.
The team, which is crew chiefed by Scott Sager, will be entering its fourth in PMRA racing in 2013. Corrie Hawker, McKenzie Hawker, Brittany Hawker, and Eli Mayhew make up the rest of the team, which is sponsored by Hawker Construction, Pennzoil and Empey Tire.
While Hawker said he was pleased with his performance last year, he added he would certainly like to do better for the upcoming season.
“Sure, we did okay last year,” he noted. “But hopefully, we will do a little better this year.”
The 2013 PMRA season opens May 10-11 at US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Michigan, the first of eight events this year.
The PMRA www.PMRA.ca, races in conjunction with its companion series, the Quick 32 Sportsman Series presented by NAPA Auto Parts www.Quick32.ca, and the Pro Bike & Sled Series presented by Wiseco Performance Products www.PBSS.ca throughout the year, presenting an exciting and colorful package of drag racing action.
From Bruce F. Mehlenbacher- Bruce@PMRA.ca