Rockingham: Bob Bertsch preview

Bertsch looking to bounce back at 'The Rock' ROCKINGHAM, N.C. - IHRA Torco's CompetitionPlus.com Pro Stock driver Bob Bertsch and his Rislone Engine Treatment/Bar's Leaks sponsored team will be looking to bounce back at this weekend's IHRA...

Bertsch looking to bounce back at 'The Rock'

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. - IHRA Torco's CompetitionPlus.com Pro Stock driver Bob Bertsch and his Rislone Engine Treatment/Bar's Leaks sponsored team will be looking to bounce back at this weekend's IHRA Spring Nationals presented by Advanced Auto Parts and Castrol at Rockingham Dragway. The team has spent the past week testing in Darlington with their 2007 Mustang and hopes to have left their tireshake problems behind them.

Bertsch, from Willis, Mich., feels confident the team found the problem that ultimately lead to the team's DNQ at the season opener in San Antonio.

"We've been testing in Darlington and we feel we've found the problem," said Bertsch. "Now that we have found the problem, we just have to get back to square one with all the other changes we made looking for the problem. This is the first time for us to have a new car, so I guess it's just a case of the new car blues. We've made some good laps here in Darlington, so hopefully the tireshake problem is a thing of the past and we can make a good showing for Rislone and Bar's Leaks this weekend."

"This new Mustang from Rick Jones with our Jon Kaase power has a lot of potential," Bertsch added. "We're excited to see what this weekend holds for us now that we feel our tireshake problems are behind us."

Qualifying begins on Friday for IHRA Torco's CompetitionPlus.com Pro Stock, with two more sessions on Saturday. Final eliminations will conclude the event on Sunday.

-credit: bb

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