With Mardi Gras right around the corner, the Clack Motorsports NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car team will debut their new sponsor, The Big Easy Daiquiri Factory at this weekend's Division 4 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series opener at Houston Raceway Park.  The team is entering it's second full year of competition with driver Will Hanna, who started racing at HRP at the age of 13.
Hanna, 28, of nearby Richwood, Texas, hopes to start the year with a bang at his home track.
"We have a lot of new things going on for this year," said Hanna.  "We're debuting The Big Easy Daiquiri Factory as our new sponsor.  It's perfect time for the debut, going with the New Orleans theme right around Mardi Gras time.  We've went over everything in our program with a fine tooth comb, and have made some significant changes.  We have a brand new supercharger, along with some other new components.  I had the opportunity to work with Steve Harker at the end of last year after our season was over, and learned quite a bit.  Steve is going to help us out as a consultant this year, so we're all really pumped about that.  HRP is where I started racing Jr.'s, and I've made some of my best runs in the Funny Car here, so hopefully we can continue that trend.  We'll have a lot of family and friends out, so hopefully we can do well."
Team Owner/Crew Chief Harry Clack is excited to debut The Big Easy Daiquiri Factory sponsorship along with building on existing sponsorship deals from last season.
"We're opening the first Big Easy Daiquiri Factory location in Orange Beach, Alabama, in May," stated Clack.  "We're trying to capture the New Orleans' "Big Easy" style atmosphere for patrons to watch their favorite sporting event while having a cold beverage.  We're also very happy to be bringing Advanced Transmission Center, Goodridge Hoses & Fittings, Valvoline, Frank Weiss Racing Components, InsideTopAlcohol.com and RBS Superchargers back on board for 2007.  We've dubbed this season the '2007 No Excuses Tour.'  We hope to build on the success we had at the end of last year and achieve new successes this year."