St. Louis: Dale Creasy Jr. preview

MADISON, Ill. (April 28, 2010) - Dale Creasy, Jr., driver and owner of the Tek Pak / Beaver Shredding Chevy Impala SS Nitro Funny car, will make his season debut this weekend during the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Int'l...

MADISON, Ill. (April 28, 2010) - Dale Creasy, Jr., driver and owner of the Tek Pak / Beaver Shredding Chevy Impala SS Nitro Funny car, will make his season debut this weekend during the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Int'l Raceway. Creasy last raced in NHRA competition at Brainerd and Richmond last season.

"I'm just looking forward to getting back on the track," Creasy said. "There's nothing like a little nitro and Full Throttle drag racing to get your heart pumping."

St. Louis is a track that Creasy has fond memories. "I remember getting my first round win of 2002 against Frank Pedregon," Creasy said. "It really meant a lot to me. It was the first year we had a full sponsorship with Craftsman and at the time they were the event sponsor. So it meant a lot for our team to win a round at their race."

What does the driver, affectionally known as "Peanut" expect from this race? "We just want to come out here, go from point A to B, be competitive and have some fun."

Creasy's career has ridden the up and down, roller coaster ride that many independent teams experience. His career highlight reel features back-to-back IHRA World Championships in 2006 and 2007. He also led the 2008 IHRA points standings before a season, and nearly career ending injury sidelined him for a year.

"Everyday I can get in this Funny Car is a great day," Creasy said. "There's no way to explain it and there's nothing quite like it. I hope someday we can find enough sponsorship to be back out here full time. Right now we're just thankful that Tek Pak and Beaver Shredding have given us the opportunity to come out here and be competitive."

-source: dalecreasyjr.com

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Series NHRA
Drivers Frank Pedregon , Dale Creasy Jr.