Eastside Auto Transport to sponsor Outlaw 632 in PDRA

Will Hanna

Eastside Auto Transport Outlaw 632 Teams and Partners Gear Up for Inaugural Season with PDRA
Chassis Engineering Sponsors Low Qualifier Award

PITTSBORO, N.C. (February 24, 2017): Originating in Florida, the Outlaw 632 class steadily gained support and exposure. After a one-race appearance with the PDRA in 2016, the class was added to the series for four races this year and promises to be a great addition. Eastside Auto Transport joined as class sponsor and now Chassis Engineering has come on board to present the Low Qualifier Award for the class. Clayton Murphy, owner of Chassis Engineering is very excited about the possibilities the class will see running with the PDRA.

“The class has really grown in Florida and I hope to see it grow more throughout the country,” said Murphy. “It’s a really good class. It offers a lot of different variety of cars. It gives some of the older Top Sportsman combinations another place to race. There’s not that many rules, which is really cool. It’s fairly affordable. Any class can get out of hand, but this class is designed to limit the amount it takes to run. You gotta work on your race car harder than anybody else if you want to win and that’s where we come in. We help a lot of customers do that. I’m really excited about that.”

Chassis Engineering, founded in 1980, manufacturers high-end suspension components for race cars, as well as complete chassis. “We build our own rear end housings here,” Murphy continued. “We have a lot of in-house tools, laser machines, plasma cutters, our own CNC benders. We try to manufacturer as much as we can in-house. That gives us a lot more control. If a customer calls up with a special order, that’s not a big deal. We also repair cars, install roll bars, back halves, front clips. Building complete cars is what I’m excited about more than anything. We’re trying to move that forward building really high quality, custom cars.”

Murphy says that three of the last four cars produced by Chassis Engineering have been specifically for the Outlaw 632 class. The class is expected to have strong racer support. Ken Kershaw, pivotal in linking the class to the PDRA, says many cars around the country have expressed interest in running Outlaw 632 with the PDRA. Johnny Pluchino, son of Extreme Pro Stock World Champion John Pluchino, will pursue the four race schedule this year as will class supporter Kenny Voss of Voss Racing Engines, among many others.

“I'm really excited about the class,” Murphy added, who also tunes Top Sportsman and Pro Nitrous teams. “It’s going to be really cool. A lot of our customer base competes in Outlaw 632 so we’re happy to support it with the Low Qualifier Award. We’ll be at all the races to support our customers.

Learn more about Chassis Engineering and Eastside Auto Transport.

Based in Pittsboro, North Carolina, the Professional Drag Racers Association is the top sanctioning body in the United States for the sport of eighth-mile drag racing. The PDRA’s professional categories include Pro Extreme, Pro Nitrous, Pro Boost, Extreme Pro Stock and Pro Extreme Motorcycle along with several sportsman and various exhibition categories. The 2017 PDRA schedule consists of eight national events. For more on the world’s premier eighth-mile drag racing organization visit www.pdra660.com. Follow the PDRA: Facebook, Instagram, Youtube.

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