Drag Illustrated Issue 175, March / April 2022 - Page 60

MOVERS & SHAKERS

BIG COUNTRY : Corey “ Big Country ” Swanstrom reviews the tuneup before sending son Justin “ Lil ’ Country ” Swanstrom down the track in their Street Outlaws : No Prep Kings-famous Lexus RC350 for a Pro 275 qualifying pass .
TWINNING : Rising star photographers Courtney Paulshock ( left ) and Mellie Snedeker snap a photo during a break in the Lights Out 13 action .
THE GOAT : Diehard Pontiac racer Tommy Youmans prepares to strap into his turbocharged Addicted Pontiac Racing GTO at Lights Out 13 , where he recorded personal bests in Pro 275 competition .
KILLIN ’ TIME : Multi-talented tuner Phil Shuler , a member of the Killin ’ Time Racing braintrust , scopes out the starting line at Lights Out 13 , where he was tuning or consulting for numerous racers , including David Reese .
WELCOME TO NHRA : Auto racing icon Tony Stewart talks with NHRA on FOX reporter Amanda Busick about his new NHRA nitro teams alongside his drivers , wife Leah Pruett and three-time Funny Car world champion Matt Hagan , at the season-opening Winternationals .
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