Brainerd: Doug Herbert preview

Herbert fishing for a victory in Brainerd BRAINERD, MN, pre-race: Doug Herbert and the Snap-on Tools Top Fuel Drag Racing team head to the 'land of 10'000 lakes' this weekend to compete at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International...

Herbert fishing for a victory in Brainerd

BRAINERD, MN, pre-race: Doug Herbert and the Snap-on Tools Top Fuel Drag Racing team head to the 'land of 10'000 lakes' this weekend to compete at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway in central Minnesota.

Herbert, an eight-time NHRA Top Fuel national event winner, will be fishing for some good fortune after a forgettable three-race Western Swing that featured a major change in personnel. Former tuner and longtime friend Jim Brissette returned to tune the Snap-on dragster and John Smith also joined the team as co-crew chief. With no data to work with the team still qualified for Seattle and Sonoma, but they realized that they have a lot of work ahead of them to improve the car's performance. But they also know that the potential is there.

"The Snap-on Tools dragster is capable of running as well as any car out here," said Herbert, the third quickest driver in NHRA history. "We're working without a data log so we have nothing to compare our runs with until we've established a new log. It's put us in a pretty big hole but I'm surrounded with some excellent talent and a great crew and I know we'll get things turned around quickly," Herbert stated confidently.

Herbert will be entertaining a large turn-out of Snap-on Tools representatives throughout the weekend as the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series tour makes their closest stop to the Snap-on headquarters in Wisconsin.

-credit: doug herbert racing

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