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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (August 20, 2013) – Top Alcohol Dragster driver Brandon Booher enters the final NHRA North Central regional event of the season with a considerable lead in regional points. The blown alcohol driver, who won the last three regional events that he entered, can clinch his first NHRA regional championship with a win this weekend.
“The championship situation won’t affect how we race. It’s just another race to me. We’ve won races and championships in other drag racing organizations so it’s not foreign to us. I haven’t experienced it in NHRA yet but my approach is the same. We’re going to Bowling Green looking to seal the deal but we’ll still race the same. We’ll unload, get down the track on Q1, then use Q2 to shoot for the best possible qualifying position to make our race day that much easier,” Booher said of his approach to the race, held at historic Beech Bend Raceway Park, August 24-25.
Brandon drove his torque converter-equipped AB Construction/Torque Management dragster to No. 1 qualifying positions at the Norwalk, Chicago, and Cordova regional events. He backed up the latter two with wins, followed by a third win at Booher Racing’s most recent regional event in Columbus, Ohio. The former Junior Dragster driver also rode a string of consistent passes to reach the semifinals at the Summit Racing Equipment Nationals in July.
The team’s recent success gives Brandon and his family-owned team a high level of confidence as they enter the final NHRA Lucas Oil series North Central region event.
“My confidence is pretty high. Looking at those three wins, not only did we win the trophy but the car was extremely consistent. I know that in all different types of conditions we can unload the car and get it down a dirt lane. I don’t expect the conditions at Bowling Green to be any different than something we’ve already seen this year. We’ll look at the details once we get there but I expect our car to run the way it has all year. Hopefully that’s enough to propel us to success on the regional level,” claimed the 30-year old Champaign, Ill. resident.
Though his finish at Bowling Green won’t affect his national points position, Brandon sees this weekend as an important part of his chase for a spot in the Top 10 nationally. This race will serve as a prelude to the upcoming U.S. Nationals, Carolina Nationals, and Auto-Plus Nationals.
“Bowling Green is very important to me because of the regional championship but it will also be a tune-up for Indy – making sure all of our new parts are jiving. Thanks to Kevin Cantrell at Cantrell Racing Products for coating our blower and getting it back to us in time for the race. We want to make sure that we have a car that is capable of winning. Everything is refreshed for this weekend so everything is as good as it can be going into Indy.
“We already have a perfect three-win regional score for national points so we need to start hitting the national events harder. We’ll run Indy, Charlotte, and Reading next. If we do well at those events then we’ll need to work on sponsorship deals to go out west to Las Vegas and Pomona at the end of the year to solidify our position in the National Top 10 standings.”
Brandon Booher and the AB Construction/Torque Management Top Alcohol Dragster team will continue their chase for the NHRA North Central region championship at Beech Bend Raceway Park’s Lucas Oil Series regional event, August 24-25. Teams will get two qualifying sessions on Saturday followed by eliminations on Sunday.
Booher Racing is a Champaign, Illinois-based Top Alcohol Dragster team, competing in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series. Former Junior Dragster driver Brandon Booher pilots the family-owned AB Construction blown alcohol dragster. The team owns the world record for quickest and fastest converter-equipped TAD. Booher Racing receives support from Motorsports Unlimited, Goodson Tools, Spitzer Race Cars, Bell Racing Helmets, and Torque Management. To learn more about Booher Racing, please visit www.nitronate.com/booher.