Brogdon ends 2009 on a high note
After getting off to a sluggish start Rodger Brogdon and the Attitude Apparel /Charter Communications team ended the season with a flourish and closed out their first complete season of NHRA Pro Stock competition on a strong note.
With round wins at six of the last seven races, Brogdon showed that the team had taken their early season lessons and applied them directly to their on track execution. The teams performance actually outpaced 4 of the Full Throttle top 10 drivers (Kurt Johnson, Allen Johnson, Johnny Gray and Rickie Jones) at seasons end.
"We're excited by our performance since Indy," Brogdon said, "and certainly looking forward to next year. We've got a new Jerry Haas Pontiac coming and it's a car that will include some Tommy Utt engineering. Tommy's had some things he's wanted to try chassis wise and with the new car being built specifically to fit me, we felt it was a perfect opportunity to put his ideas to work. Basically, if Tommy wants it, this car will have it."
"Beyond that," Rodger continued, "we'll be testing engines in December and the new car in January to get ready for the 2010 Full Throttle championship. This season just ended on Sunday and the guys are already asking when we're going to test. The competitive spirit of this team never ends and I think everyone on the team knows what opportunities lay ahead next year."
"With a new car and the chance to get in some off season testing as a team, I know we'll be in the championship chase next year. With some of the rumored changes coming driver and team wise, it should be a very competitive year in Pro Stock."
"Besides the racecar, we've signed on as title sponsor for the CompetitionPlus.com website and we'll have some new focus with our Attitude Apparel line as well. Along with that, we'll be introducing everyone to the benefits of 'Performance Chipping' (ask Larry Morgan). It's going to be a busy off season and an even busier 2010, and I can't wait. Our new Brogdonracing.com website is up and running, along with our Facebook and Twitter pages, so follow along this winter and we'll keep you posted on everything that's going on."