Baytown: Rod Fuller preview

Baytown, Texas - "It's the first of two races that are very important to the team. David (Powers) and I have back-to-back home races. Houston is David's home track and it's cool to go there. It's a second home for the race team. We'll have a lot...

Baytown, Texas - "It's the first of two races that are very important to the team. David (Powers) and I have back-to-back home races. Houston is David's home track and it's cool to go there. It's a second home for the race team. We'll have a lot of friends and supporters there rooting us on. We want to do well for them. I won my first round of Top Fuel competition there a few years back. We run well there. We want to build on the momentum that we've had all season long."

Fuller Houston Notebook

* Last season, Fuller qualified in the No. 6 position at Houston Raceway Park with a 4.561-second elapsed time. He was defeated in the opening round of eliminations by IHRA champion Clay Millican after crossing the centerline.

* Fuller enters the race atop the POWERade Top Fuel standings. He took the points lead following his victory at the Phoenix race on Feb. 25. He has advanced to the semifinals at the other two races, Pomona and Gainesville. At the Phoenix race, Fuller set personal-bests, 4.466 seconds and 331.61 mph.

* Fuller earned his first career NHRA Top Fuel round win at Houston Raceway Park in 2005 defeating Clay Millican in the opening round. It was his 12th race in Top Fuel.

* Fuller's father, Bob, earned two NHRA national event victories at Houston Raceway Park in Super Comp (1998).

-credit: dpm

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Series NHRA
Drivers Clay Millican , Rod Fuller