Pomona II: Del Worsham preview

Del Worsham enters the final race in the Countdown to 1 NHRA Playoffs in sixth place in the NHRA Full Throttle Funny Car point standings. He leads seventh place Ron Capps by one point and trails fifth-place Bob Tasca by 71 points with one race ...

Del Worsham enters the final race in the Countdown to 1 NHRA Playoffs in sixth place in the NHRA Full Throttle Funny Car point standings. He leads seventh place Ron Capps by one point and trails fifth-place Bob Tasca by 71 points with one race remaining in the season.

Worsham will be working with interim crew chief Rod Centorbi again this weekend. Dickie Venables was released from the team following the Sept. 26 event in Dallas.

Worsham has advanced to the semifinals at two of the last three NHRA Full Throttle Drag racing Series events. Last month in Las Vegas, Worsham was the No. 14 qualifier and lost to Ron Capps in the first round of eliminations.

Worsham won at Pomona in 2001 and '03. Last year at this event, he was the No. 9 qualifier; he beat Cruz Pedregon before losing to Ashley Force Hood in the second round of eliminations.

Worsham is still seeking his first win of the season; he won three races last year visiting victory circle in Madison, Ill., Bristol, Tenn. and Richmond, Va.

Worsham has 25 wins in his Funny Car career; he is seventh on the NHRA's all-time Funny Car wins list trailing sixth place Cruz Pedregon by three wins.

Worsham prior to Pomona:

"I always look forward to racing at Pomona. It's my home track, and it's a great track where I've won a couple times. The Al-Anabi Toyota team has been working as hard as we can, and we're still trying to win a race. We're down to one chance left in the season, and our goal is the same as it was: win a race. With all that's happened this season, if we could win this weekend, I think we could all look back on 2010 and call it a success.

"Mathematically, we could finish anywhere from fourth to 10th in points so it'll be interesting to see what happens this weekend. Realistically, we'll be doing everything we can to hang on to our current spot. If we finish sixth, we'll be ahead of last year's seventh-place finish so that would be a positive result for the Al-Anabi team."

-source: al-anabi racing team

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Series NHRA
Drivers Del Worsham , Ron Capps , Cruz Pedregon , Ashley Force