Boone Racing Team Dropping Firebird for Corvette

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With this recent move, the Boone Racing team and driver Jason Harris will probably earn a few more fans here at Corvette Forum.

After years of dominating the drag strip in a Firebird, the 2014 Pro Nitrous Champion has decided to trade in those wings long associated with the now defunct Pontiac brand for a racing red Corvette, according to Dragzine.

The Pro dragster is being built by Robert Hayes Motorsports, the same company that built Harris’ winning Firebird.

“The Firebird is a great car and I’m going to hang on to it, but it’s got well over 1000 runs on it, so it’s time to update,” Harris told Dragzine. “I really prided myself on the Firebird because it was something different. We wanted to continue to have something that would stand out from the crowd a bit so I’m super excited about the ‘Vette.”

“All of us agreed on [the Corvette],” stated Jimmy Boone, the elder half of the father/son duo that makes up Boone Racing. “The Corvette is new. The body style is sexy. It looks fast.”

As expected, a lot of the performance features for the C7 shelled dragster are being kept under wraps for now.  But planned updates include a Hayes chassis design, a Tim McAmis body, and paint by Wytheville, Virginia’s Terry Davis.

From the looks of that illustration above, it should be one menacing machine.

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Via [Dragzine]

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