Second generation Funny Car racer Peter Leahy will debut his recently-landed Super Bad Nova at Adelaide International Raceway's Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Car Show, 4 January.
Leahy is a name synonymous with Australian drag racing and after his debut in the Aeroflow show at the November event, Peter is excited to be driving his new beast at the Nitro Challenge presented by Bendigo Bank.
"We have had lots of great feedback on the car already," Leahy said.
The silver Nova is one of the most iconic body shapes in the series and the new car looks like it has what it takes to be a front-runner in the series.
"Running the Let's Boogie Mustang in Sydney was great and it gives as an idea about the level of competition and machinery required, both in the pit and on the track," Leahy said.
"This new car will be a process of refinement to make sure we are at the pointy end of the field.
"Adelaide is a different track surface and we are hoping we can get a handle on the tune up quickly and get some wins under our belts."
Series manager Steve Bettes said while Ron Capps' Sydney appearance was a bonus, the local stars and their cars are the real attractions.
"The cars are the real stars of the show and I think Peter's Super Bad will be one of the crowd favourites," Bettes said.
"Together with Rino and his team at Racing Onn Promotions, we are looking forward to putting on a great show for South Australian drag racing fans."
The Outlaw Funny Car event presented by Bendigo Bank opens at 9am, with racing from 4pm.