Englishtown: Tony Stephenson preview

Stephenson Looks to Double Up in Englishtown Coming off last weekend's exciting win in Chicago, Tony Stephenson and his GM Performance Parts Racing team will hope to double their winnings by taking home the Competition Eliminator title at the ...

Stephenson Looks to Double Up in Englishtown

Coming off last weekend's exciting win in Chicago, Tony Stephenson and his GM Performance Parts Racing team will hope to double their winnings by taking home the Competition Eliminator title at the NHRA Supernationals in Englishtown, NJ. In addition to arriving at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park with a extra boost in confidence, their success will provide additional benefits for the Stephenson crew.

For example, with only a few short days between the end of eliminations in Illinois and the first qualifying session in the Garden State, teams will have little time to make repair or major changes to their race cars. After making five solid runs in eliminations, the team knows their sleek, star-spangled GTO will be ready to take on the legendary Raceway Park quarter-mile.

"Even though our season got off to a late start, we're looking forward to the rest of the year. We're coming off a great weekend in Chicago, where we were able to prevail against some great drivers I felt privileged to be competing against. We've also gotten this new Don Ness-built GM Performance Parts Pontiac GTO figured out, and we know what it wants, so we feel good heading to New Jersey for this weekend's race."

"I've only raced in a national event in Englishtown one time before, which was two years ago, and we were the runner-up, so we're looking forward to going back this year and hopefully win one more round. Of course, there are going to be some very fast cars and good drivers just like there were in Chicago."

"Raceway Park is one of the oldest tracks we race on, and I would love to get a win there. The place is full of history, and we would certainly like to be a part of it."

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