Koretsky Confident as Nitro Fish Wear Team Heads for Denver Dodge Stratus Driver Pleased with Car's Recent Good Outings DENVER, July 13, 2004 - Kenny Koretsky has a competitive Pro Stock race car and a confident outlook on the second half of ...
Koretsky Confident as Nitro Fish Wear Team Heads for Denver
Dodge Stratus Driver Pleased with Car's Recent Good Outings
DENVER, July 13, 2004 - Kenny Koretsky has a competitive Pro Stock race car and a confident outlook on the second half of NHRA's 2004 POWERade Series season.
After 12 races, the driver of the Nitro Fish Wear Dodge Stratus is 11th in points and has set career marks for elapsed time and speed. Getting his first race victory and a position in the top 10 are the next goals.
To reach them, Koretsky plans to run all 23 series events, something has hasn't done in many years. That means he'll be racing at all three stops on the schedule's annual Western Swing - Denver, Seattle and Sonoma, Calif.
"I haven't done that in a long time - at least six or seven years," said Koretsky. "We are excited because this week we'll be racing in the Mopar Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway (in Morrison)," he said of the Friday-Sunday event. "We are having a very good year and I'm looking forward to meeting the Mopar and Dodge people."
With Eddie Guarnaccia calling the shots on the important chassis and clutch setups and Larry Morgan and Bob Glidden supplying the horsepower, Koretsky qualified at St. Louis (June 25) with his quickest (6.745 seconds) and fastest (204.42 mph) performances. The Richboro, Pa., businessman/racer has 406 points and is 77 shy of 10th and 92 out of ninth place.
"Eddie continues doing a great job," Koretsky pointed out. "The car is making consistent runs and I really think we can be contenders to win a race before the end of the season.
"I like the back-to-back races because I think it helps us build momentum," he continued. "Denver is a difficult track because of the altitude. Our cars can't run as fast as they do at sea level. Larry tested his car at Bandimere after the St. Louis race and it ran fast. We'll be getting the feedback from those test runs and should be able to run as good as he does.
"We'll be hitting it hard from the first test session because we want to do well for the Mopar and Dodge people."
Pro Stock qualifying sessions in the mile-high altitude will take place at 4:15 and 7:15 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. Saturday. Sunday's eliminations begin at 12:30, 90 minutes later than the usual starting time.
The race in Seattle unfolds July 23-25, followed by the event at Sonoma, July 30-Aug. 1.