Designing and manufacturing Jewellery by day and tinkering with his Supercharged V8 Pro Slammer at night, it is a balancing act for CEO of Wallace Bishop Jewellers, Stuart Bishop as he prepares for this year’s 50th Winternationals sponsored by Gulf Western Oils and Ipswich City Council.
Stuart Bishop Racing is revving up the new immaculate Camaro Pro Slammer in preparation for this year’s Winternationals hosted at Willowbank Raceway on June 8-11, piloted by Mr. Bishop himself it will be an exciting event to see not only a celebration of 50 years of drag racing but also to see what Bishop and his new car is capable of on the Willowbank track.
"I can’t wait to hit the track in the new Pro Slammer, it’s a whole new setup and learning curve but we are not racing to come second” Mr. Bishop said.
The car is a work of art with carbon fibre every which way you look and even the little things manufactured in house by head crew chief Daniel Reed son of the famous Steve Reed and grandson of one of the innovators in Drag Racing Jim Reed. "If it needs to be made or we want to try something new Daniel designs it and make it happen, hopefully giving us that little edge we are all chasing for" said Bishop.
Being the big Five-O it is a chance to celebrate what is known as the jewel in the Australian drag racing calendar, the Winternationals. Over the 4 days, 500 racers will take part in the festivities with thousands of drag racing fans traveling from all over the country and also from around the globe to see what is the biggest drag racing event outside of North America.
For full information on the event head to www.willowbankraceway.com.au