Just a few short month ago, we witnessed Sikeston, Missouri native Daniel Pharris take Andrew Alepa’s gorgeous C7 Corvette for a wild ride, taking flight in the car right around halftrack at Tulsa Raceway Park. The stock-appearing ‘Vette literally flew through the air, as we’ve seen several other RvsW cars do in the past, before slamming back down onto the asphalt with a sickening thud. Luckily, Pharris was completely uninjured in the spectacular crash, although the car was heavily damaged in the takeoff and subsequent landing.
While some assumed that would be the last we’d see of the car, which had already been repaired following a serious fire in pre-race testing at Lights Out 8, but Alepa would hear none of that, sending the car to renown chassis builder Larry Jeffers to have it repaired. After several weeks in Jeffers’ House Springs, Missouri shop, the car is almost ready to make it’s return to action, once again with Pharris behind the wheel. Photos were released just yesterday of the car, all buttoned back up in one piece, rolling out of Jeffers’ shop to head back to Texas, where Alepa and his crew will finish the last of the details needed to have the car ready to race.
The twin turbo Hemi-powered C7 made huge waves when it first rolled onto the Radial vs the World scene thanks as much to its appearance as the wicked ProLine Hemi under the hood. Much of the car’s body is still factory GM, and what isn’t actual factory body is molded to look like the stock pieces. The car was at one time the quickest radial car on the planet and was always very much a threat to win at any event thanks to the combination of big ProLine power, excellent driving, and the some of the best tuners in the world calling the shots. Expect nothing less when the car returns to action in the next few weeks.