Drag racing has always been, at its forefront, a sport designed for enjoyment — an expensive hobby for those not content fishing or playing golf. Many team owners, drivers, and crew earn their living on the quarter mile, but even for those who don’t, the sport can become a form of work with all of the same stresses and long hours. And just like a job, sometimes you just need an escape.
Past IHRA Pro Modified championship runner-up Quain Stott, born and bred in the Carolina’s with involvement in the doorslammer wars dating back to the 1970′s, put his love and affection for all things doorslammer recently, when he unveiled a period-correct 1941 Willys Gasser known as “The Executioner”. For such a diehard drag racer, this is the escape from the daily grind.
Stott truly left no stone unturned in bringing the golden years back to life with his creation: red tinted windows, an awesomely-classic stars and stripes open face helmet, and a skull hanging from the roll cage to compliment the sinister theme. But what really tops this whole deal off is Stott’s driving style. Just like you would’ve seen back in the Gasser years, Stott treats the clutch pedal in “The Executioner” like a mole hill out in his yard. This exemplifies “old school” in every way.
If you want to see the run, simply skip up to the 1:50 mark in the video. Enjoy!