Topeka: Tom Hammonds preview

TEAM HAMMONDS SEEKS THIRD QUALIFICATION OF THE SEASON (TOPEKA, Kan., May 28, 2008) -- Having a good showing at Thunder Valley Nationals, Team Hammonds is looking to qualify a third time this season at the O'Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals in...

TEAM HAMMONDS SEEKS THIRD QUALIFICATION OF THE SEASON

(TOPEKA, Kan., May 28, 2008) -- Having a good showing at Thunder Valley Nationals, Team Hammonds is looking to qualify a third time this season at the O'Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals in Topeka, Kan.

"We made a good run at it in Bristol," says Tom Hammonds, drive/owner No. 20 Chevy Cobalt, "but we needed to regroup and get ready for Topeka. We still have a lot of work to do, but we are hoping to continue to qualify."

Seemingly, the team has shaken the mechanical problems and is very pleased with how the Chevy Cobalt is running. From the data, they were able to attribute problems to the way they were running the engines which affected the car's performance. With performance being key, Team Hammonds will focus on making sure the engine gives the top end charge they are seeking.

"I am excited about the way the car is running now. We just have to put the all the pieces together to win a race. We have always done pretty well over the years in Topeka, [Kan.], especially last year."

Last year, the team qualified in ninth making it to the second round of eliminations, only to go red against Greg Anderson.

Going into the Topeka event Team Hammonds will consult the notes for baseline set-ups and hope the weather conditions cooperate. Largely, they feel comfortable going into race weekend and looking for a good race at a smooth track and great facility.

-credit: thr

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Series NHRA
Drivers Greg Anderson , Tom Hammonds