Fowler Family Racing is a name synonymous within drag racing circles so it was a pleasant surprise to see them back competing again over the weekend.
Greg Fowler returned to competitive driving last Saturday at Sydney Dragway and although it wasn’t the fairytale result that was hoped for, it showed that the ‘King’ is definitely back!
Armed with the car that dominated the Super Sedan category for an extended period, the pair still racked up a time of 7.632 – not bad after a five-year hiatus.
“Greg had been thinking of making a comeback for some time so it was good to see him back at the track,” Bill from BK Race Engines said.
“We’ve had the engine in his car sitting here at our place for years doing absolutely nothing.
“In fact, Fowlers tried to sell the car but couldn’t find a buyer so they rang and asked if we could get it back on the track again.
“It was good to see the car perform so well after being off the track for so long.”
‘Tom Cat’ has some serious honours in the bank including six national titles that are shared between Greg and his son, Steven.
To say that many good drivers and cars have lost to Tom Cat is an understatement.
So dominant was the car during its heyday, it actually swept every single race in the Super Sedan category one year.
“I think Saturday’s race was a just a case of blowing the cobwebs out,” Bill said.
“What it took to win a race 10 years ago with this car has changed as the numbers are finer, however, with a bit tinkering and fine tuning you never know where they could end up again.”
Anne Fowler, Greg’s wife, was delighted at the result and couldn’t thank a host of people, for getting Tom Cat back to the races. With continued support of BK Race Engines & RaceMAX Direct, this car will be back in the winning circle in no time!