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‘Uncle Robin’ Returning to NMRA Competition

For the past several years, “Uncle Robin” Lawrence has been the National Sales Director at industry heavy weight Holley Performance. In 2013, he will be adding NMRA drag racer to his title as well.

The longtime NMRA/NMCA racer plans a return to the drag strip after taking a few years off due to work commitments. Lawrence said he is returning to NMRA after a six-year absence with a new Strange Engineering Coyote Stock entry. Four years of that absence from NMRA competition were spent in its sister organization, NMCA Flowmaster Drag Racing Series, as a sponsored racer under the GM Performance Parts umbrella where he developed engine components for its LSX line of performance parts

He will be competing in the 1986 Mustang LX coupe owned by former Real Street champion Bruce Hemminger. A Ford Racing Coyote Stock sealed engine is being fitted under the small cowl induction hood as he takes aim at the mid-10 second category. Uncle Robin’s accolades include records and several Top 5 finishes in both Factory Stock and Real Street competition.

Lawrence is credited with the first 9-second run in Real Street as well as receiving serious national attention in the process. His 2005 Mustang was also a test bed for the S197 three-link suspension components in those early years of that chassis design.

The veteran heads-up racer has wasted no time in signing up sponsors for his new Coyote Stock racing endeavor. Fidanza, Motive Gear, and Tremec Transmissions have signed sponsorship contracts with Uncle Robin Racing and he is actively seeking more racing partners for those interested. Lawrence is also quick to thank Bruce and Debbie Hemminger for the use of their record-setting world famous coupe.

The 2013 NMRA drag racing season kicks March 7-10, with the Nitto Tire Spring Break Shootout at Bradenton Motorsports Park in south Florida.

(Story and photo courtesy

This story was originally published on December 6, 2012. Drag Illustrated

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