Norman “Norm” Drazy, who developed the PSI screw-type supercharger that revolutionized Top Alcohol racing in the late 1980s, passed away in his hometown of Tempe Ariz., Oct. 3 after battling cancer. He was 72.
Drazy and his former wife Pat designed and manufactured the PSI Supercharger that burst onto the scene with a powerful victory for driver Gay Southern at the 1988 U.S. Nationals.
For the last several years Drazy had enjoyed retirement and but continued to assist and consult at PSI to keep his mind active.
“Over the years Norm touched the lives of many racers and always offered to help out anytime he was asked,” said Chelsea Clark of PSI Superchargers. “They broke the mold when Norm came out and he will be missed by many. Those that knew him well understood that everything was a math formula in his world and most could not keep up with him.”
Anyone wishing to honor Drazy may send donations to Racers for Christ in his name.