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HERBERT HEADS TO SEATTLE WITH SENSE OF DETERMINATION Seattle (July 18, 2007) Doug Herbert and the Snap-on Tools Top Fuel team will head to Seattle this weekend for the 20th Annual Schuck's Auto Supply NHRA Nationals with a sense of ...

HERBERT HEADS TO SEATTLE WITH SENSE OF DETERMINATION

Seattle (July 18, 2007) Doug Herbert and the Snap-on Tools Top Fuel team will head to Seattle this weekend for the 20th Annual Schuck's Auto Supply NHRA Nationals with a sense of determination.

"We are determined to make a strong showing this weekend in Seattle," said Herbert. "We held the track record here a few years ago, and would like to set it again. All the trees up here make lots of oxygen, which helps the cars breathe better and produce more power. Pretty much the exact opposite of what we had last week in Denver."

With four races left until the next phase of the Countdown to the Championship, winning rounds and gaining points is more important than ever. Sitting 123 points outside the top eight, a winning performance this weekend could move Herbert within shouting distance of that coveted eighth position.

"Our goal is to be racing for the Championship," said Herbert. "We have a fast car, and just need for a little luck to swing our way.

"We are doing a better job of consistently making it down the track during qualifying, but then we have parts failures and other crazy things happen to us on race day. Hopefully that stuff is over with.

"We're ready to show what we can do, and we are determined to start showing it this weekend."

-credit: dougherbert.com

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