Fuel delivery system and components company Aeromotive has signed on racer and engine builder Chuck Samuel to serve as crew chief on the Aeromotive Ford Mustang Pro Mod.
“Chuck and I have been friends for a long time,” said Steve Matusek, Aeromotive founder and president. “He’s been a great resource and a wealth of knowledge for us over the years, but we feel that we have a package with this new car that can be extremely competitive and possibly do some things that will get everyone’s attention. Seeing the potential here with this car, we need someone like Chuck to come in here, take the reins and make this as competitive as we believe it is.”
Samuel has a rich racing history going back to the early 1980s, according to the company. In the late ’90s he entered the record books with the first 10-inch-tire car to break into the 6-second bracket. He then went on to build several cars including an ’01 small-block turbo Mustang and a well-known big-block nitrous Escort that propelled him to back-to-back Fun Ford Championships in 2004 and 2005.
“We are extremely proud to bring Chuck on and we are really looking forward to working together for the upcoming season,” added Matusek.
Samuel has already begun work on the Pro Mod, a RoushYates-powered turbo Mustang that will compete in NHRA Pro Mod, NMCA, ADRL and PSCA events this year.