Gillig looks forward to Houston and beyond

Tony Gillig, the driver behind the wheel of the Gillig Motorsports Oldsmobile Cutlass, is really looking forward to the remainder of the 2001 season. Gillig attended the Phoenix event with the motor they tried to do their own R& D on over the ...

Tony Gillig, the driver behind the wheel of the Gillig Motorsports Oldsmobile Cutlass, is really looking forward to the remainder of the 2001 season. Gillig attended the Phoenix event with the motor they tried to do their own R& D on over the winter. They had a really tough time making a set of CFE heads create any power. "We made more power with my 3 year old Schmidt equipment than we did with CFE's latest technology. With that in mind we decided to drop our short block off at Steve Schmidt Racing for some serious power. Steve has worked really hard this winter and the numbers on the score board have proven it," said Gillig.

Having run V. Gaines Schmidt motor on Saturday in Phoenix, Gillig is really optimistic about his future in NHRA Pro Stock. "We did not test all winter and only made 2 runs with V's motor and ended up 18th. I feel, we have a great car, clutch program, and my dad is one of the best crew chiefs out there. We are excited about 2001 and we hope to put the Gillig Motorsports Olds Cutlass in the field at the Houston event," Gillig stated.

Gillig will be running one of Schmidt's motors, as his will not be ready until the Vegas race next month. "This gives up an opportunity to gather more data on how Steve's new equipment runs and we can adapt our car and clutch around the demands of the motor. We are just looking forward to getting back into the swing of things at the race track."

Team Gillig seems to be back on track and they are very excited about the remainder of the 50th Anniversary NHRA season.

-Team Gillig

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Series NHRA
Drivers Tony Gillig , Steve Schmidt