Garrett Bateman Debuts “Nitro Pirate” Funny Car at Rockabilly Reunion in Vegas
Las Vegas, Nv. -- 2009 NHRA Heritage series Nostalgia Funny Car Champion Garrett Bateman has been named driver of the new “Nitro Pirate” Corvette Nostalgia Fuel Funny Car owned by Les Leggitt. The teams first event is Memorial Day weekend at the Rockabilly Reunion at The Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Bateman carries multiple racing licenses including an NHRA Top Alcohol A/Fuel Dragster license and he also earned his class A License at Bonneville last October while setting a new land speed record in AA/BGC at 222.768 mph in a full bodied1967 Barracuda.
“Last year when I met legend Les Leggitt at the Salt Flats” said Bateman, “we hit it off very well. Les is a legend within the land speed record world and holds multiple speed records at both Bonneville and El Mirage. We both share the same drive and desire for success and he is a person that will spare no expense for a top notch car and team.
“Les has spent hours and hours doing homework to come up with the right combination of people, parts and brain trust. I know we will succeed.
“Additionally, we have the support of two great marketing partners. We welcome to our family Pure Vision and Clean Boost Performance Oils. With Steve Strope of Pure Vision on board along with Jim LeClaire (Marketing Manager) with Clean Boost Performance Oils, we have the makings of very good things to come for our team."
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