Morgan wants to power Lucas Oil Mustang into winner's circle
POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 9) – Lucas Oil Ford Mustang driver Larry Morgan would like nothing better than to go into the off-season as the Pro Stock winner of this weekend's Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway.
For starters, winning in the competitive Pro Stock class would be a satisfying proposition, as only seven drivers have visited victory lane this season. Plus, Morgan last won in 2009, and the veteran would love for that drought to end.
Finally, since Pomona is the last race of the season, there's added incentive, since momentum would last three months to the 2012 season-opener.
"If you win that race, it's like you're the world champion," Morgan said. "You've got all winter before you go back there. It's good."
Morgan has already started preparing for 2012, as he's fielded a new car that Buddy Perkinson drove in Las Vegas. Perkinson will continue breaking-in the new Mustang in Pomona, with Morgan in his usual Lucas Oil Ford Mustang.
Morgan will also support the efforts of Mark Wolfe, making for a three-car Larry Morgan Racing team in Pomona.
"I've got to do something to make a living and to try to get better," Morgan said. "I've got to do what I've got to do. We're trying to develop the new car, too."