Pomona: Kate Harker preview

Kate Harker gets set to make season start in Pomona with a fresh new look on her Top Alcohol Dragster Pomona, CA - After a roller coaster off season, the Harker-Conway A/Fuel Dragster team are set to make a fresh season start at this ...

Kate Harker gets set to make season start in Pomona with a fresh new look on her Top Alcohol Dragster

Pomona, CA - After a roller coaster off season, the Harker-Conway A/Fuel Dragster team are set to make a fresh season start at this weekends CarQuest Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals opening event at Pomona Raceway across February 7-10.

For 24 year old Australian dragster driver, Kate Harker, this will be the start of her second year behind the wheel of Championship Owner and Crew Chief, Tom Conway's A/Fuel Dragster. Harker and Conway paired up in late 2006 as Harker completed her licensing in Conway's dragster with a blistering 5.355 seconds pass at over 260 mph. Following the generous support given from Skull Shine and Torco Race Fuel's Evan Knoll, the team were able to compete at 22 events in the 2007 season to finish 12th in the National Top Alcohol Dragster Championship.

This weekends event held in Pomona, CA couldn't have come at a better time for the Harker-Conway Team as they not only get set to unveil a new program and a new race car design but also open the door to inviting new marketing partners to join their team in what will hopefully be another successful season.

"On behalf of Tom, our team and myself we can't thank Evan Knoll enough and all the wonderful people at Torco Race Fuels and Skull Shine Products for their support over the past seasons." Says Kate "It really is sad to know that Evan will not be with us this year, but his support and friendship over the previous years has been overwhelming. We certainly wish Evan all the best with his recovery." said Harker

As the Harker-Conway team travel the long road across to the Auto Club Raceway with every minute the pressure building going into this weekend's event, Harker has her mind fully focused on doing the one job she knows best and that's drive.

"Tom has given me a great car and an awesome team and I am more than ready to get back in the driver's seat and make the most of every pass down the track this weekend." "I believe we have what it takes to win a championship because Tom has already proved it four times in his racing career, so we are definitely hungry for a win here this weekend." said Harker

With optimism and ambition in their hearts, Harker and Conway get set to make their season debut an exciting and memorable weekend and the hopes of making this another amazing year for the team.

-credit: kdhr

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