Sonoma: Doug Herbert post race notes

HERBERT LEAPS INTO TOP TEN Sonoma, Calif. (July 29, 2007) Doug Herbert and the Snap-on Tools Top Fuel team made a dramatic leap in points following the FRAM-Autolite NHRA Nationals in Sonoma, Calif. Coming into the event in the No. 13 ...

HERBERT LEAPS INTO TOP TEN

Sonoma, Calif. (July 29, 2007) Doug Herbert and the Snap-on Tools Top Fuel team made a dramatic leap in points following the FRAM-Autolite NHRA Nationals in Sonoma, Calif.

Coming into the event in the No. 13 spot, Herbert knew the weekend needed to be a good one in order to gain momentum for the next phase of the Countdown. Herbert's semifinal performance moved him to the No. 10 position, a mere 53 points out of the top eight.

The Countdown to the Championship, NHRA's new points system, will narrow the field of dragsters battling for the Top Fuel Championship to eight following the first seventeen races of the season.

After an off weekend following six straight weeks of racing, Herbert and the Snap-on Tools Top Fuel team will continue their quest to make the Countdown with a race in Brainerd, Minn., then head to Reading, Penn., the final race before the field fighting for the Championship is narrowed to eight.

"I'm really proud of all the hard work the whole crew has done," said Herbert. "I feel like we are on a roll. Another few round wins will put us in the top eight and put us in position to be battling it out for the Championship. That's what we plan to do."

-credit: dougherbert.com

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