Shane Tucker Travels Across the Globe for Pinnacle of NHRA Drag Racing
GOLD COAST, Australia (August 30, 2017) – Australian Pro Stock fan-favorite Shane Tucker has made his way to the United States once again to compete at the 63rd annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals this weekend at Lucas Oil Raceway. “The U.S. Nationals is obviously one of the most prestigious races in North America,” Tucker said. “When you’re someone that isn’t from the states, you look to North America to be the pinnacle and this race is always a big deal for us. We’re very fortunate to be able to race the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals again this year.” Tucker’s Auzmet Architectural Chevrolet Camaro made laps at the test session at zMAX Dragway on Monday but Shane was not in attendance. Former Pro Stock driver turned tuner Tommy Lee made runs in Tucker’s car to prepare for this weekend’s upcoming race. “My dad [Former Australian Pro Stock driver Rob Tucker] has put some good people in place at the shop to put our best foot forward,” he added. “You can’t put a price tag on experience and with people like Tommy Lee and Terry Seng from Australia’s Paramount Performance, we really have a good thing going.” With a few days left before the biggest race of the year, 21 Pro Stock entries are on the list to compete. “We tested very well this week and hopefully that showed signs of how we’ll do in qualifying,” he said. “It’s going to be a tough field this weekend. There’s 21 cars trying to make their way into the field and I think maybe 16 of those cars can run within four or five hundredths of each other; it’s going to be really tough.” Qualifying at the 63rd annual NHRA U.S. Nationals will begin on Friday, September 1st with one session at 7:15 p.m. (ET) Two more sessions are scheduled for Saturday, September 2nd at 2:30 and 6:15 p.m and Sunday, September 3rd at 11:30 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. Raceday eliminations will be held on Monday, September 4th at 11:00 a.m.