Drag Illustrated Issue 173, December 2021 - Page 89

DON T CALL IT A COMEBACK

Daryl Stewart , Clayton Murphy and the Long Road Back
By Nate Van Wagnen
Photographs by Cole Rokosky , Tara Bowker , and Chris Sears

BEFORE THIS SEASON , Daryl Stewart was away from drag racing for 25 years . The former South Florida bracket racer found the ideal scenario to stage his return , and it ’ s played out well as he ’ s driven his nitrous-fed Chassis Engineering ‘ 15 Camaro to two wins and a No . 1 qualifier award in PDRA Pro Outlaw 632 competition . He also won the 2020 and 2021 Snowbird Outlaw Nationals at Bradenton Motorsports Park .

Stewart is quick to credit his tuner , Clayton Murphy , the owner of Chassis Engineering , for leading the charge and making his return to racing so successful . The two live just a quarter mile from each other in Jupiter , Florida , so it was an obvious choice for Stewart to partner with Murphy .
Murphy was planning to tune fellow South Floridian John Hall ’ s brand-new Pro Nitrous Camaro for the 2021 season , but when Hall crashed the car at the PDRA season opener , Murphy ’ s schedule opened up enough to help Stewart . ➤ ➤ ➤ ➤ ➤
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