PAC: Ron August Jr Las Vegas preview

Vegas Rebound on Tap for August Las Vegas, Nev. -- Second generation drag racer, Ron August Jr. and the Lesecure Co sponsored Top Alcohol Funny Car team are planning to get back on track this weekend during the running of NHRA Division 7's ...

Vegas Rebound on Tap for August

Las Vegas, Nev. -- Second generation drag racer, Ron August Jr. and the Lesecure Co sponsored Top Alcohol Funny Car team are planning to get back on track this weekend during the running of NHRA Division 7's final Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event of 2009, which will be held on 'The Strip' at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. For August, last weekend's subpar performance at the NHRA Las Vegas Nationals should prove to be a good stepping stone to produce better results.

"We really did not do well with our normally quick and consistent TAFC last weekend," noted August who also drove Mitch King's Top Fuel Dragster at the NHRA National event. "After our second qualifying attempt, we discovered one of the inner liners from our tires were stretched out which caused the car to dance around the track, quite unsafely. By the time we got the problem fixed, we were a bit behind the old eight ball and just barely missed qualifying in a very tough 16-car field. We have the issue fixed now and we believe the Lesecure Co TAFC will run hot, straight and normal this weekend."

August, who runs his family's HVAC business in Pleasanton, Calif. during the week, knows his team will have to be on top of their game if they plan to be around for final elimination to be held on Sunday afternoon. "This final D-7 race is always the toughest of the year to win," August said. "All the heavy hitters from darn near every single division will be on hand to try to claim important LODRS points. We've done very well in years past at this track and this particular event so we'll pony up our Mustang Funny Car and see what we can produce."

August was the winner of the 2006 NHRA Summit Racing Nationals in the tough Division 7 Top Alcohol Funny Car category held at this very track. And with weather conditions which should produce exceptional on track performance, the Ron August Motorsports team will be aiming for a vast improvement over last weekend effort.

-credit: rajPR

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