Shane Tucker Sitting Out Western Swing

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Shane Tucker has confirmed he'll sit out the NHRA's western swing. (NHRA Photo)
Shane Tucker has confirmed he'll sit out the NHRA's western swing. (NHRA Photo)

DALLAS – Pro Stock driver Shane Tucker will not be competing during the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series three-race western swing due to business commitments with this Dallas-based company, Auzmet Architectural.

“From the very beginning my first priorities have been my business and my family,” said Tucker. “Success in both allowed me to go racing, but sometimes you have to make some tough decisions. This by far was one of the toughest and easiest decisions I have had to make. Auzmet Architectural in Dallas needs my attention over the next 30 days we have some exciting developments on the business side that will make us a stronger race team.”

Since the Gatornationals in March, Tucker and his Auzmet Camaro have qualified at every NHRA national event where Pro Stock was contested. The 33-year-old has committed to making a serious run at qualifying for the NHRA Countdown in arguably the most competitive class on the NHRA tour.

Working with his father, Rob, and engine builder, Nick Ferri, Tucker is investing both time and money in making his Chevrolet Camaro a competitive entry every race.

“We have every intention of being in Brainerd (Aug. 15-18) and finishing out the season strong,” added Tucker. “We are making improvements at every race with Nick Ferri and my dad. I am committed to Pro Stock and the NHRA. I’ll miss racing at some of the best tracks in the country in July but we’ll be back.”