This Saturday, May 1, LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton will be taking part in an NHRA racing event in St. Louis, Missouri in support of race car driver and metal fan Shawn Langdon. Morton will be there at the starting line for Langdon's races at the O'Reilly NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Castrol at GIR.
"I'm thrilled about my upcoming trip to the O'Reilly NHRA Midwest Nationals!" said Morton. "As a life-long race fan and a drag racer myself, I couldn't be more excited at this opportunity to get an up close look at some of the world's greatest drivers and crews going head to head."
"I actually have their new album 'Wrath' on my iPod and I listen to them before I race to get me pumped up," adds Langdon. "Ever since I found out about this visit, I've been excited. At least the loud noise won't be a problem, but I bet we'll still send a shock any way. It's impossible to prepare for 8,000 horsepower and I can't wait to get 'em on the starting line and show them what we do."
Additional information on the event can be found here.
Mark Morton has always been a huge car enthusiast and even races competitively as his touring schedule allows. His favorite car he owned growing up was a '71 Oldsmobile 442 he restored with his family. Morton now races an '81 Oldsmobile Cutlass that clears the ¼ mile in just over 11 seconds in bracket racing, a form of drag racing. He has become friends with several professional drivers including Scott Wimmer and Justin Marks, and, as a NASCAR fan who never misses a race, plans to continue supporting motorsports as much as possible.
LAMB OF GOD is on a headlining tour to support their latest album, "Wrath", which debuted at #2 on Billboard. The tour also features AS I LAY DYING, CHILDREN OF BODOM, GOD FORBID, and MUNICIPAL WASTE. The full list of remaining tour dates is below.
Morton behind the wheel of his '81 Oldsmobile: