Father and daughter will go head to head at the Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars this Saturday when Anthony Begley faces off against Emma Begley.
While the tale of the tape shows Anthony with the greater experience, Emma has been the one making most laps recently in her Funny Car named Groove’n as she prepares for her first runs in competition as part of the series.
“I can definitely say that there are some nerves, as we are going up against really great racers and teams,” she said. “The Groove’n team have been working like crazy to prepare the car, even working through this weekend.”
Emma explained her focus will be on making it down the strip in every round and using consistency to do the damage rather than outright performance.
“Our main goal for this event will be to get the car straight down the track. We have been having a few teething issues, therefore we hope for this event to get some consistency, as well as experience and seat time. And maybe if we get the chance to go up against Dad, it would be nice to beat him!”
Anthony isn’t about to shy away from that challenge, and given he will be driving one of the Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Car Series’ most well known cars, the LA Hooker, he has the horsepower to show his daughter who is boss.
“I’m excited as always to race on my home track and really looking forward to maybe drawing Emma in a round,” he said. “We haven’t made a lot of changes to the car so like Emma we are looking to just get some good consistent passes in.”
The Begley family will be just two of the massive 15 Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Car field ready to do battle on what is expected to be the biggest drag racing day of the season.
Remember all the qualifying action starts from 10am, with the feature program including the Summer Slam Top Doorslammers, Top Comp and Supercharged Outlaws kicking off from 4.30pm.
Written by Luke Nieuwhof
Pictures taken by Phil Luyer