Lives: Edmonton, AB, Canada
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After some limited first stints driving Top Alcohol Funny Cars – Alberta’s Jordon Pawlick is living the dream after his switch to nitromethane this season.
Based from Thorsby AB., Pawlick is now behind the wheel of a ’72 Mustang-bodied Nitro Nostalgia Funny Car. After acquiring that car from Worsham Racing back in early 2013 – the determined up-and-coming driver has now turned his personal dream into a reality.
Following the completion of his license upgrade, Jordon first made his competition debut in his car last March in Bakersfield. Since then he has continued to hone his craft and while doing that has used an excellent relationship nurtured with Jason Rupert, (the recently crowned IHRA World Champ) as a guide.
“I was with Geoff Goodwin’s (Red Deer-based) Synoil Fluids TAFC crew and I first met Jason there,” Pawlick revealed. “Then I drove Geoff’s car a bit and also ran my own car. I got thinking about converting my TAFC chassis over to nitro – but Jason convinced me to change direction. So I took his advice and ended up with this purpose built car from the Worsham’s. Jason Rupert has been a huge help. Both his car (the Black Plague Camaro) and my have identical chassis, motors and fuel systems. He has been a great mentor and I can’t begin to tell you how much I’ve learned from him already.”
“Being able to race a nitro car is really a dream come true for me,” Jordon added. “This is the class I’ve always wanted to be in and I’ve got to admit – it really is a barbed needle. Once it’s it – it’s in – and there is no going back to alcohol!”
In 2014 Pawlick has been running a limited schedule with his car which is dubbed “Nitro Militia” as he learns the ropes and stays within his independent budget. But he does have plans of grandeur and hopes to be more active on the tour in 2015 in conjunction with Rupert.
“Eventually we’d like to have two cars on the road together because – that’s double the data.” he added.
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