Las Vegas: Rod Fuller preview

"I'm coming home as the points leader and that was my goal coming into the season. It's always cool to come back home, but leading the points is really cool. I'm excited that the Silverton Casino is helping us out. That's my local place and I'm ...

"I'm coming home as the points leader and that was my goal coming into the season. It's always cool to come back home, but leading the points is really cool. I'm excited that the Silverton Casino is helping us out. That's my local place and I'm excited to work with them. My goal is to win this race. We did well last fall. I want to win this race really badly, even more than Indy."

Fuller Las Vegas Notebook

Fuller, a Las Vegas resident, enters the race atop the POWERade Top Fuel standings. He took the points lead following his victory at the Phoenix race on Feb. 25. He has advanced to the semifinals at two other races, Pomona and Gainesville. At the Phoenix race, Fuller set personal-bests, 4.466 seconds and 331.61 mph.

Last April, Fuller qualified in the No. 9 slot at The Strip with a 4.586-second pass. He was defeated in the opening round of eliminations by Doug Kalitta.

Last fall at The Strip, Fuller drove his dragster to a runner-up finish at the Budweiser Shootout and raced to a semifinal finish at LVMS. He qualified 10th (4.571 seconds) in the 16-car order. He also scored his first round win at his home track by defeating Melanie Troxel in the first round.

-credit: dpm

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Series NHRA
Drivers Doug Kalitta , Melanie Troxel , Rod Fuller