Las Vegas: Doug Herbert preview

HERBERT READY TO BATTLE THE ODDS Las Vegas: After a less than stellar start to the 2007 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing season, Doug Herbert and the Snap-on Tools Top Fuel team look for lady luck to smile on them this weekend at The Strip at Las ...

HERBERT READY TO BATTLE THE ODDS

Las Vegas: After a less than stellar start to the 2007 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing season, Doug Herbert and the Snap-on Tools Top Fuel team look for lady luck to smile on them this weekend at The Strip at Las Vegas Motorspeedway.

Home to the eighth annual Las Vegas NHRA Nationals, The Strip is one of the more popular stops on the NHRA POWERade circuit.

"The facilities in Vegas are great," said Herbert. "We qualified #1 here back in 2002, and we'd like to do it again. Only this time we'd like to take the win, too."

According to Las Vegas book makers, the odds of Herbert and the Snap-on team taking home that win are 15-to-1.

"I don't care what the odds are," said Herbert, "we're coming to Vegas knowing we have a chance to win.

"We haven't started out the season at all like we wanted. We've made some mistakes, and none of us are happy with the results we have had so far. Everyone has been working hard to fix the problems and make the car run like we know it can. All the pieces seem to be coming together, and it's time for the hard work to show where it counts: going rounds on Sunday.

"Our goals haven't changed," said Herbert. "We still plan on making the Countdown to the Championship. We've got some ground to make up, and we're going to start this weekend in Vegas."

-credit: dhr

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