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Shack Attack is Back - Shackleton to debut new Meyer Camaro FC

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One of Australia's biggest Nitro Funny Car names, Paul Shackleton is back with a new car for 2014.

The stunning 1974 Camaro – dubbed "Shack Attack" – is set to land in Australia in a week's time and the north Queensland team is full steam ahead with preparation.

The chassis and body was built by Bob Meyer of Meyer Race Cars in San Diego, CA, while it is powered by a "Shacks" engine combination, and Shackleton himself will drive the car.

"We will be looking at debuting the new car at Palmyra with me attempting to steer it," the Mackay local said.

"It's been a while since I have driven but I'm hoping it's like riding a bike."

"The new car looks great and I'm excited about putting together a combination that is not only reliable, but also quick and fast.

"The rule set for Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars is tight, but we can now play around with some modern parts to try and make these cars as consistent as they can be, which is good for the crowd and the show.

"We don't want to lose passes by trying to use out-dated technology.

"Watching these cars with flames and great side-by-side racing is the key to keeping the crowd happy and I can't wait to get behind the wheel of the new beast."

Series Manager Steve Bettes said the return of the Shack Attack indicates the strong growth of the category.

"We are all mighty proud of how the Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars continues to grow with yet another experienced campaigner and a brand new car coming to our show. It's a great feeling," Bettes said.

The Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Car show heads to Mildura's Sunset Strip for the April 19 meeting, followed by Benaraby Raceway in Gladstone (May 24) and Palmyra Dragway, Mackay (June 21).

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