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Harker Warmed Up for the O'Reilly Spring Nationals NHRA GatorNationals 2009 Houston, TX. - After a successful final round outing at the recent NHRA GatorNationals just two weeks ago in Gainesville, FL Aussie Steve Harker and his I40 Inc Top ...

Harker Warmed Up for the O'Reilly Spring Nationals

NHRA GatorNationals 2009 Houston, TX. - After a successful final round outing at the recent NHRA GatorNationals just two weeks ago in Gainesville, FL Aussie Steve Harker and his I40 Inc Top Alcohol Funny Car team are warmed up and ready to do battle at this weekend's NHRA O'Reilly Fall Nationals in Houston, Texas.

Harker came out of the number 3 qualifying position at the Florida event, and wrestled his way into the finals against reigning World Champion Frank Manzo. Harker showed impressive consistency running mid-to-low 5.60 second passes across the weekend only to be defeated in the finals.

Steve celebrates his twentieth year behind the wheel of a Top Alcohol Funny Car having competed in Australia from 1989 - 2000. Harker began his USA introduction in 1999 and then relocated full-time to the NHRA in 2006 with his wife Jenelle and twin daughters Kate and Diana.

"We are looking forward to competing here in Houston and we'll just try to do our best to repeat our Florida performance" comments Harker "We have a great team and excellent support from our Sponsors, i40, Inc, Southern Safety Supply, Lucas Oil and Slim Pickens Quality Meats."

Eighteen Top Alcohol Funny Cars will line up for qualifying beginning Friday with first qualifying schedule for the Top Alcohol category at 11.30am. Race eliminations begin Saturday afternoon and conclude on Sunday for the Top Alcohols Dragsters and Funny Cars. About Harker Motorsport www.harkermotorsport.com

Steve Harker Bio Steve Harker has been competing in the sport of Drag Racing for over 30 years. The transplant Australian had his career best season in 2008 making thirteen final round appearances and finished 2nd in the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Top Alcohol Funny Car Championship.

Harker is also the reigning Lucas Oil South Central Division Four Top Alcohol Funny Car Champion. Steve is joined by his identical twin daughters, Kate and Diana who compete in the Top Alcohol Dragster category.

-credit: hm

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Drivers Steve Harker , Frank Manzo