Gregg Lawrence, owner of Gregg Racing, has named Trevor Larkin as the driver of the team’s A/Fuel Dragster for the 2021 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series season. Larkin replaces Russ Parker, who requested to step aside over the winter to be able to focus on his business.
Gregg partnered with Parker for the past three seasons, making significant investments into the car and seeing major improvements to the car’s performance along the way.
Larkin, a second-generation driver, cross-licensed from a nostalgia Funny Car into an injected nitro dragster the Monday after the 2019 Dodge Nationals in Las Vegas. Larkin brings sponsorships from NGK Spark Plugs, Clean Boost Oil, and Mechanix Wear with him to the team.
“I’m stoked to be able to fill the seat of Gregg’s car,” Larkin said. “Russ did a great job, and I was cheering them on in Seattle when they went to the finals in 2019. I’m proud to be able to bring NGK Spark Plugs and Clean Boost Oil with me to his team. NGK is the ignition specialist and the leader in the Top Alcohol Dragster class and Clean Boost oil is also widely used in the class to keep these fire-breathing engines running smoothly. This will be an exciting season with lots of moving parts and things in the works. Gregg and his team have a great reputation and offer a safe and dependable car. I hope to be able find success as I fill the seat, doing as good as Russ did.”
“Russ and I had an awesome partnership,” said Lawrence. “He brought much needed resources to the program, allowing me to focus on improving my tuning skills. With Russ’ help we saw our first 5.2 passes and got the car to run over 270 mph. I will forever be grateful to Russ for both his past contributions and his current- In fact, it was Russ who suggested putting Trevor in the seat for this season. Trevor brings his own set of unique skills to our program and I am thrilled that we’ll be working together this year. He is young and has great heritage in the sport. I expect very good things from him as a driver”.
“I feel really good about the direction that the program is going and am happy to see that Trevor will be driving this year,” said Parker. “With Gregg’s experience both as a driver and a tuner, Trevor is in great hands and I expect them to have much success this year.”