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Steve Harker is doing double duty at the MAC Tools US Nationals Brownsburg, IN. - Australian NHRA Drag Racing driver, Steve Harker will be working hard to make head waves in the Top Alcohol Funny Car and Top Alcohol Dragster classes this Labor...

Steve Harker is doing double duty at the MAC Tools US Nationals

Brownsburg, IN. - Australian NHRA Drag Racing driver, Steve Harker will be working hard to make head waves in the Top Alcohol Funny Car and Top Alcohol Dragster classes this Labor Day weekend. The NHRA MAC Tools US Nationals event is scheduled to take place at the beautiful O'Reilly Raceway Park located in Brownsburg, IN.

Harker, a resident Australian has been competing in the Top Alcohol Funny Car class for some twenty years. For the first time in his career, which has seen many wins, Harker will be taking on the crew chief duties of the family's new Top Alcohol Dragster as well as crew chief and driving duties for his Top Alcohol Funny Car. The family's dragster will be driven by one of Steve's twin daughters, Diana Harker.

Steve will become one of few team owners, crew chiefs and drives to have two competitive vehicles on track at the same event. Steve's other daughter Kate will also be competing alongside her twin sister in the Top Alcohol Dragster class. This looks to be a family fun weekend for the Harker's.

Kate will be taking the wheel of the Randy Meyer Racing Injected Nitro Dragster. This will make a great showdown should the twins meet in qualifying or competition. The Injected Nitro Dragsters and Blown Alcohol dragsters have always created interest amongst racers and fans of the Top Alcohol Dragster class.

Steve had a successful outing with his Top Alcohol Funny Car this previous weekend in Bowling Green, KY to get himself and team warmed up for the US Nationals event. You can be sure there will be a hive of activity surrounding the Harker family pits across this weekend's event. Steve has called upon Grant Storms, a native of the Injected Nitro Dragsters to assist and oversee the running of the family's Top Alcohol Dragster.

"We have been testing a lot coming into this event with the Dragster" says Steve "We are getting close to finding the power combination the dragster wants to be consistent. Diana has been doing a great job driving and we have good crew helping out this weekend which should keep our race operations running smoothly." "I had been out of the funny car for several weeks before this last weekend's event in Bowling Green, and it felt good to get back in and go rounds out there."

Steve and his twin daughters, Kate and Diana will begin qualifying for the US Nationals starting this Friday. Eliminations are scheduled to start Sunday and conclude on Monday. 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.

Steve's career best elaspe time is a 5.526 seconds pass at over 260.56 mph. In 2009, Steve celebrates his twenth year behind the wheel of a Top Alcohol Funny Car as an owner, driver and crew chief.

-credit: hm

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Series NHRA
Drivers Steve Harker , Randy Meyer