INDIANAPOLIS – Rob Tucker Racing, anchored by driver Shane Tucker, has opted to join forces with veteran engine supplier and consultant Nick Ferri.

The Statesville, N.C.-based team will run all the NHRA national events at which Pro Stock is contested next year for the first time, with an eye toward qualifying for the Countdown to the Championship.

“We have been working on our own for a number of years with some assistance here and there,” said Shane Tucker. “We were building our Auzmet Architectural business here in the States so we could only run select events.

“We are excited to finally be able to focus a little more on racing and working with Nick Ferri Racing shows how serious we are. Nick has done amazing things with previous world champions and we have that same kind of championship attitude here at Rob Tucker Racing.”

Nick Ferri Racing will supply engines and consult with Tucker and his team on the set-up.  In the past, Ferri worked with Jegs, Cagnazzi Racing, Mike Edwards Motorsports and most recently Elite Performance, for a combined five world championships in Pro Stock.

“We have had a lot of success with our engine building program working with Jeg Coughlin, Mike Edwards and Erica Enders-Stevens,” said Ferri. “I am excited to join forces with Rob Tucker Racing starting in 2019. The passion and determination Rob and Shane Tucker have shown over the years gives me a lot of confidence that we can build a partnership that will win a lot of races.”