Taylor looking to step up in Vegas. LAS VEGAS - In drag racing, sometimes the runs that 'could have been' can be the biggest motivators of all. Such is the case with NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car ace Dennis Taylor and his Cooner Wire backed team...
Taylor looking to step up in Vegas.
LAS VEGAS - In drag racing, sometimes the runs that 'could have been' can be the biggest motivators of all. Such is the case with NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car ace Dennis Taylor and his Cooner Wire backed team entering this weekend's SummitRacing.com Nationals at 'The Strip' In Las Vegas. After posting incremental times at the season-opening K&N Filters Winternationals roughly equivalent of a high 5.50 run, Taylor and tuner Randy Goodwin are excited about their chances this weekend.
Taylor, who runs his racing safety equipment company, Taylor Motorsports Products, in Anaheim, Calif., hopes the team will pick up where they left off in Pomona despite a dismal outing in Phoenix last month.
"We are pretty much taking Phoenix and throwing it out the window," said Taylor. "We know what this car is capable of after Pomona, and that's what we plan to accomplish in Vegas. Basically, we are looking for a continuation of the progress we showed in Pomona."
Taylor cites that his team has been working very diligently in preparation for this weekend's event.
"Randy and my crew have worked real hard on the car since Phoenix to get the car back in the right direction," stated Taylor. "The car has low .60's in it, we just have to make it happen. I have faith that Randy and the guys will give me that car in Vegas, so hopefully it will be a good outing for the Cooner Wire team."
Qualifying begins on Friday for the alcohol cars with two sessions followed by one final session Saturday morning. Round one of eliminations will be ran Saturday afternoon and final eliminations will conclude the event on Sunday. Stay tuned to InsideTopAlcohol.com for the latest news in alcohol racing.