Kuwait’s Hussain Al Shammari joins FIA European Pro Modified Championship
Kuwait’s Hussain Al Shammari, who has raced in PDRA in the USA as well as the Arabian Drag Racing League winning events in Qatar and Bahrain, will join the Pro Modified entry at the FIA Main Event at Santa Pod Raceway on 27th-30th May. Hussain confirmed to Eurodragster.com that he will be driving Norbert Kuno’s second blown-alcohol Avenger. Hussain plans to contest the whole FIA Tour.
Hussain raced a Ford Mustang in Outlaw 10.5 before moving to Pro Mod and campaigning a Nitrous-assisted 1970½ Camaro. He contested six events in PDRA as well as racing in the Arabian League. His best performance over the eighth is 3.80 seconds at 196 mph and he has so far clocked a best quarter mile of 6.05 seconds. His Camaro has run 5.8s over the quarter.
“I will be driving Norbert’s blower car at Santa Pod but I plan to bring my own car to Europe”, said Hussain. “Maybe my car will be at the NitrOlympX at Hockenheim. I want to race for the Championship; my team will be coming with me and we will work as one team with Norbert’s team.
“I would like to thank the FIA guys for the invitation to race, big thanks to Norbert and his team, to my own team for coming with me to race, and to the Basel Salem Al-Sabah Motor Racing Club in Kuwait for their help.”
Special thanks to Tog and Eurodragster.com for sharing this news item