The team at Chevrolet Racing is using this weekend’s OTR Supersprint at the Shell V-Power Motorsport Park near Adelaide to preview a refreshed ACDelco Monaro Top Door Slammer drag car.
The Monaro will make an appearance as part of the pre-launch activity for Dragway at The Bend, which is set to become Australia’s premier drag racing facility when it opens in October.
“The ACDelco all-makes auto parts brand has been involved in the sport of drag racing and with the Fabietti team for 18 years,” said General Manager Chevrolet Racing, Chris Payne.
“It has proven to be an ideal environment to raise local awareness of this global brand and also showcase the comprehensive range of products available, especially to drag racing fans and the automotive trade in particular.
“We’d like to wish the Fabietti Racing team and driver Ronnie Palumbo every success in the coming Championship.”
The decision to rebuild the 2017 Championship winning car was an emotional one for Maurice Fabietti, team owner and close friend of Sam Fenech, who passed away in the Chevrolet Racing Camaro Pro Slammer at Queensland’s Willowbank Raceway in January of this year.
“The re-emergence of the ACDelco Monaro drag car is a fitting tribute to Sam Fenech, it’s a car he raced in himself, said Fabietti.
“His family believe it’s the right thing to do, as that’s what he would have wanted, it’s an appropriate legacy to a sport he loved so much and was himself such a big part of.”
The first competition run for the ACDelco machine is planned for 21 to 22 Octoer at Dragway at the Bend, as part of the Spring Nationals which, will form round one of the new National Drag Racing Championship.