Memphis: Bob Vandergriff Jr preview

Vandergriff hopes night time is the right time in Memphis MEMPHIS, Tenn. (August 17, 2006)- Coming down from the cool north woods of Brainerd, Minn. to the triple digit heat of the O'Reilly Mid-South Nationals at Memphis Motorsports Park, Bob ...

Vandergriff hopes night time is the right time in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (August 17, 2006)- Coming down from the cool north woods of Brainerd, Minn. to the triple digit heat of the O'Reilly Mid-South Nationals at Memphis Motorsports Park, Bob Vandergriff Jr. has recognized this is a week for change. Vandergriff and crew chief Jim Dupuy have been looking for a more consistent racecar in the past few weeks and have found a way to gather the already powerful horsepower and transfer it to the drag strip. The answer became apparent last week in Brainerd when Dupuy's brother Wayne came to visit with the UPS Top Fuel team. The Dupuy boys, having worked together for most of their careers, are back together, with Wayne assuming a co-crew chief position along side his brother. They last worked side by side for Joe Amato racing in 2005.

"Our goal always is to improve our team," explained Vandergriff. "We were able to coax Wayne out of retirement, with his vast experioence and knowledge, we saw it as a very good opportunity to improve our program. We are all excited about Wayne joining the team and look forward to this relationship being long and prosperous. This is a great opportunity for Wayne to concentrate on helping us improve the performance of the UPS Top Fueler and not feel the demands or pressures, as well as help with his quest for a full recovery from his November automobile accident. It's a win-win situation for us. Wayne is back with his brother and we have a dynamic combination."

-credit: www.VandergriffMotorsports.com

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Series NHRA
Drivers Joe Amato , Bob Vandergriff