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The Lane Automotive/CAP Team Heads for Norwalk Bobby Martin and the Parkers set their sights on a second consecutive win Milford, Michigan -- On June 8, fans and supporters of the Lane Automotive/CAP Dodge Charger funny car were excited by its...

The Lane Automotive/CAP Team Heads for Norwalk
Bobby Martin and the Parkers set their sights on a second consecutive win

Milford, Michigan -- On June 8, fans and supporters of the Lane Automotive/CAP Dodge Charger funny car were excited by its first win in 2008. Hard work by Frank and Dan Parker's crew, and savvy driving by Bobby Martin, put the Mopar Hemi-powered car in the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Winner's Circle at Rt. 66 Speedway. Since then, the car has been tubbed, scrubbed, rubbed and dubbed "ready to win again."

The team will look for that win at the NHRA Summit Racing Equipment Nationals, June 26-29. Summit Motorsports Park, in Norwalk, Ohio, will host the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series for the second time. Last season's debut event was a standing-room-only affair. The speed and thunder of NHRA drag racing is expected to draw the same response this year.

"Summit Motorsports Park is a great track," stated Frank Parker, team owner and co-chief with dad Dan. "The win at Rt. 66 verified some changes we made and Bobby did a terrific job in the car. The time since then has allowed us to improve on the changes and to rest up for Norwalk." Norwalk is only a short drive from the ParkerTech shop in Milford, Michigan.

Bobby Martin added, "Frank, Dan and I have all raced at the track in Norwalk, before and after the improvements. That experience, with the boost from our win in Joliet, puts us in a good frame of mind. National Dragster's Tricky Tipster has given us 9 to 1 odds to win the race. I think the odds are even better than that." The team is looking forward to meeting fans and putting on a good show.

-credit: la/cap

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