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RICHIE STEVENS AIMS FOR STRONG MOVE IN POINTS IN DALLAS DALLAS (Oct. 7, 2005) - Richie Stevens Jr. is aiming for a move up in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series Pro Stock point standings this weekend at the O'Reilly NHRA Fall Nationals at the...

RICHIE STEVENS AIMS FOR STRONG MOVE IN POINTS IN DALLAS

DALLAS (Oct. 7, 2005) - Richie Stevens Jr. is aiming for a move up in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series Pro Stock point standings this weekend at the O'Reilly NHRA Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex.

The driver of the Team Mopar/Valspar HEMI-powered Dodge Stratus R/T, who reached his second final round of the season on Labor Day at the U.S. Nationals, has since suffered through two first-round losses. He's looking for a turn-around this weekend as the season winds down to the last three events.

"I hope it's better than the last two," said the New Orleans native. "The last two races were completely terrible. We went from doing so well in Indy and we got to Reading (Pa.) and lost by a couple of inches. We went to Chicago and we qualified really well, and we thought we would go a couple of rounds, but that didn't happen.

"Hopefully the third one is a charm in Dallas and we'll go some rounds here. We need to, we only have three races left. We have to start doing something in order to stay in the points. I'd like to move up a couple of spots. I think fifth is out of reach but at least maybe a sixth would be nice to finish off the year, and we're still looking for that first win."

Stevens is seventh in the Pro Stock rankings, just 23 points out of sixth.

-dsr-

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