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Hall Of Famer Rogers to return

Written by Gerald McDornan. Posted in News


Inaugural ANDRA Hall Of Fame inductee, Paul Rogers will make a return to competition early in 2014.

Rogers and son Paul Jr., who recently returned to Australia after eight years in the US, have refurbished their Mazda 626 coupe and are initially targeting Group Three and Four before a possible return to Super Stock.

Power for the Ford devotees will come from a 412ci Windsor with a single four-barrel backed by a C4/C10 auto.

"We're just going to start in Super Sedan and then have a play in Super Gas," Rogers Jr. said.

"Eventually I would like to have a crack at G/Gas but that will have to wait for a while."

Rogers Jr. said he is more than happy to play a backseat to his father in the driving department.

"Dad is going to drive and I want him to do it for as long as he feels like it before I get in. I want him to have a good stint before he hangs up the helmet for good."

In addition to being one of the country's most respected and successful Super Stock racers, Rogers' participation in the sport stretches back over 50 years and includes being a founding and life member of the Victorian Drag Racers Club, playing an active role in the establishment of ANDRA, and an ongoing role as an official at various levels.

Rogers has also provided sponsorship to many racers over the years including a long association with three-time Australian Super Sedan Champion Graeme Cooper, and continues to crew for a number of teams, including recently crowned Nationals and Aeroflow Sportsman Super Stock Champion Darren Parker.

The Rogers family plan to test in January.

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