Midway thru 2011, Brogdon’s cup is half full
With half the season behind them, Rodger Brogdon and the RACERS EDGE team know that they are in a much better position this year for a championship run through the rest of the Full Throttle season.
As the team enters the second half they find themselves sixth in the points chase, but more importantly, only 9 rounds (174 points) out of first place. In 2010 at the midpoint of the season the team was eighth in the chase but a staggering 715 points out of first place. The RACERS EDGE team has also cut their qualifying position in half with a 4th place average in 2011 vs. their 8th place average last year, and are one of the top teams in earning the highly coveted qualifying bonus points.
At seasons mid-point Rodger and crew are also enjoying the fruits of their labor with a much improved round win record, the national ET record and a runner-up in their first final round earlier this year in Houston.
Now with the second half of the season in front of them and a shot at a championship looming on the horizon, Brogdon and crew have stocked the trailer with supplies, put in some solid test sessions and are ready to start the second half with the much anticipated western swing. Three races in 3 weeks in Denver, San Francisco and Seattle will set the pace for the second half championship run.
“There’s no doubt we’ve been a better team this year,” commented Brogdon, “But we still have a ways to go. The record in Gainesville has certainly been a plus, but coming up short in the final at Houston still ranks as the biggest frustration of the season. Our only other major challenge has been the driveline issues we’ve encountered during the last three events and fortunately it looks like they’re behind us now so hopefully we can get back to our early season form.”
“Steve Kent’s addition in the second team car has been a huge plus, allowing us to gather data from two cars rather than just one. Unfortunately Steve’s going to miss the western swing due to prior commitments, but we’ll have him back at Brainerd and then for the rest of the year, and that should be an advantage for all of us as the season winds down.”
“With Denver’s thin air, running on the mountain is always a challenge, but everyone on the team feels certain we can get it done this year. The Bandimere’s always provide the racers with an excellent facility, it’s going to be up to the RACERS EDGE team to put it all together on Sunday for the win.”
By: brogdon racing