Leicester: Atchison rebouns from fire in Canada

Leicester, NEW YORK - Atchisons' appearance at the national event this weekend had to be one of the biggest surprises for fans and fellow racers. After suffering a devastating fire during the Canadian Nationals several weeks ago, the team rallied...

Leicester, NEW YORK - Atchisons' appearance at the national event this weekend had to be one of the biggest surprises for fans and fellow racers. After suffering a devastating fire during the Canadian Nationals several weeks ago, the team rallied and pulled out all the stops to get to New York.

The body and chassis are a combination of Rob's damaged car and his match-race car that proved to be very impressive. The team was unsure of what results were going to transpire and came to the event with some trepidation. Not to worry, Rob qualified soundly in the top half of the field with a run in the fives.

"We are pleased at how well this has come together over such a short period of time, everyone has been supportive of us continuing to campaign in Funny Car for the remainder of the season", stated driver Rob Atchison.

The team went on to win the first round of eliminations, to eventually be beaten in the second round of competition. The team will continue on its tour, with their next stop at Mid-Michigan. You will be able to watch Rob in action and the rest of his fellow competitors on the upcoming airing of IHRA Speedvision, August 4 at 8:00 and 11:00 PM.

- www.atchsionracing.com

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