"A Little Luck is All"
At 19 years old, JP Schuster is coming off a stellar 2011 year. The West Branch High School class of 2011 valedictorian and the current Youngstown State University Mechanical Engineering student is coming off a season many veterans would dream of. Starting the year off well but not as good as he wanted, JP headed to Quaker City Motorsports Park in July. Little did he know would this night change the year? A rare feat, that many veterans have trouble capturing, a double up in the family 1967 Corvette and 2000 Racetech. Starting a 21 round win streak for the Damascus, Ohio resident. Including a $10K Super Pro Challenge win at Mid-Michigan, a 2nd place points at Quaker City in Super Pro, and a win at the IHRA Division 3 Summit Series run off, giving him a birth to the 2011 IHRA Summit Super Series World Championship run off in Richmond, Virginia. Capitalizing on his current 2011 success, JP took the field by the throat, dominating and coming out on top to take home the World Championship. A championship that comes not only with the pure satisfaction of being the winner but, also a 2011 Miller 4-link dragster equipped complete with a Ford Racing engine, a 2012 gold card, and a world championship diamond ring, that probably will never leave his finger .
After the 2011 season full of success, JP and the family stepped back to analyze the year. Making a decision to sell the Stadium GM and RacingJunk.com
backed 2000 Racetech. Sale of the championship winning dragster was fast, the champ didn’t wait long before calling up Chuck Sanders to purchase his 2009 American Race Cars dragster.
The new ride will sport a 555cu in big block courtesy of Dave Slaughter Racing Engines bolted to a Vickers Transmission Powerglide come race time.
Many that know JP and his dad know both are very talented with a paint gun and paint brush. This being said, the champ could not roll out at the first race at Quaker City sporting the rare “1X” with someone else’s old paint. Wanting a design that was custom, wild, clean, crisp, smooth, and award winning JP contacted Chase Huffman & PaintChip Designs for the 2012 design. The paint will be laid in the weeks to come by JP himself with the help of his dad, Paul Schuster.
JP Schuster would like to thank his dad, Paul, Stadium GM in Salem, Ohio, RacingJunk.com, PaintChip Designs, as well as all his family, & friends.