Mark McElwee To Debut New Pro Outlaw Entry

NILES, MI. - After a successful year of piloting the family-owned Powershield Coatings-sponsored Pro Outlaw dragster, Mark McElwee is scheduled to take flight with a new land-based rocket. The 220-mph projectile will be nothing less than one of...

NILES, MI. - After a successful year of piloting the family-owned Powershield Coatings-sponsored Pro Outlaw dragster, Mark McElwee is scheduled to take flight with a new land-based rocket. The 220-mph projectile will be nothing less than one of the sleekest diggers to ever apply rubber to the racing surface courtesy of a new Mike Spitzer Y2K machine at the inaugural Mopar Parts Canadian Nationals in Grand Bend, Ont. The sophomore Pro Outlaw racer is real excited.

"The Canadian Nationals cannot arrive soon enough for me," explained McElwee. "I think the new Spitzer cars will effectively push this class to the next level. I hope the race fans are holding on because this is going to be one heck of a ride."

McElwee, whose ride is led by his brother and crewchief Artie "Buzz" McElwee, finished as a semi-finalist at the recently completed IHRA Prolong Winter Nationals in Darlington, SC.

In keeping with the theme of all Pro Outlaw cars adopting a nickname, the McElwees will call their ride "Millennium Flyer". This team really likes this concept and it opens the door for some good-natured rivalries.

Buzz adds, "We hope the Sheriff is ready because there's a band of renegades on the way to the OK Corral and they all have superchargers. He'll be wise not to bring a knife to this shindig."

The team has also changed the marketing focus of their racing. Instead of solely promoting their family owned business, Powershield Coatings, they will become more focal on their website at www.powershieldcoatings.com.

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