Cordova: Chris Holbrook dinal report

CORDOVA, IL. - Chris Holbrook really wanted to make the program and win at the IHRA Amalie Oil Summer Nationals hosted by Cordova Raceway Park in Cordova, Ill. This was an emotional event for the defending Pro Stock champion as he continued to...

CORDOVA, IL. - Chris Holbrook really wanted to make the program and win at the IHRA Amalie Oil Summer Nationals hosted by Cordova Raceway Park in Cordova, Ill. This was an emotional event for the defending Pro Stock champion as he continued to struggle to find the right combination that would take him back to the forefront of the class that he once dominated. It was also the weekend of Father's Day, the first one that he's had since his dad passed away.

We are very much certain that the late Carl Holbrook is looking down on his son and smiling. He may not have made the field at the last two events, but not once has his dedication and determination wavered.

Holbrook still wants to be at the top, but understands that his unfortunate chain of events this season, which has put him in a revamped Top Sportsman car to compete in, has him learning how to "walk" again in Pro Stock.

"It's frustrating racing these days," explained Holbrook. "I'm no quitter. I was never taught to quit. It might take me a while to get everything just right but I will get it."

Holbrook struggled all weekend to find the right combination for his Mustang. Holbrook fell short of making the program after the first session with a 6.926/200.68. He is currently in the 19th spot.

Holbrook didn't do too well in the first round and failed to improve on his 6.926 from Thursday's session. He needed at least a 6.828 to get into the program on the last lap, but fell short with a 6.831/204.08.

He hopes his fate will change as he enters the next event, the CARQUEST Empire Nationals in Leicester, NY., July 14-16.

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