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HERBERT READY TO MOVE INTO COUNTDOWN Reading, Penn. (August 15, 2007) With one race remaining until the number of drivers racing for the NHRA POWERade Top Fuel Championship narrows to eight, Doug Herbert, driver of the Snap-on Tools Top Fuel...

HERBERT READY TO MOVE INTO COUNTDOWN

Reading, Penn. (August 15, 2007) With one race remaining until the number of drivers racing for the NHRA POWERade Top Fuel Championship narrows to eight, Doug Herbert, driver of the Snap-on Tools Top Fuel dragster, is feeling the pressure.

The seventeenth and final race before the Countdown to Four, the Toyo Tires NHRA Nationals will take place this weekend at Maple Grove Raceway, located in southeastern Pennsylvania.

"I like coming to Maple Grove. We always have large contingency of Snap-on guests from Harrisburg and the surrounding areas, and it's always fun to see everyone again.

"I picked up the nickname Dougzilla here a few years back, too. I'm glad the nickname stuck, because it always kind of fires up my competitive nature. Coming back here where it all started does the same thing, so I'm glad we will be fighting our way into the Countdown here."

Coming into the race weekend, Herbert sits in the No. 11 position, only 53 points outside the top eight. Making up the 53 point deficit in one race will not be easy, but Herbert has never been one to back down from a challenge.

"The odds aren't really in our favor," said Herbert, "but crazier things have happened.

"We need to make a push this weekend. Our backs are to the wall, and we know it. We have one more shot at making the Countdown, and we are going to do everything we can on our end to make sure we get up to No. 8. We need to make it happen."

-credit: dougherbert.com

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