FULL THROTTLE TEAM GOING FULL SPEED TO PREPARE FOR 2008 RACING SEASON [IMAGE]October 15, 2007. Brad Graham and the Full Throttle /Challenger Motor Freight/Logel's Auto Parts team began a new chapter in Canadian Racing history this past...
FULL THROTTLE TEAM GOING FULL SPEED TO PREPARE FOR 2008 RACING SEASON
[IMAGE]October 15, 2007. Brad Graham and the Full Throttle /Challenger Motor Freight/Logel's Auto Parts team began a new chapter in Canadian Racing history this past summer with the first year of competition in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series.
With the much anticipated arrival of NASCAR and new association with Full Throttle Energy Drinks and Graham Motorsports there was plenty of excitement as the first event arrived in May.
Though the finishing results weren't as strong as everyone had hoped for early on in the season, it was clear that the Full Throttle team was gaining momentum at each race. "I can't say enough about how hard everybody on this team worked all summer long" said Graham. "It's easy to look back at some of the finishing results but they don't tell the whole story. This team is strong, we got even stronger as the year went on and we are so pumped about 2008 that I'd like to start racing right now".
The biggest frustration for the Full Throttle Dodge team all year seemed to be a lack of racing luck. Even though they may not have had the best qualifying runs this was a team that battled hard during the races. Perhaps the best evidence of this was the top-ten finish on the very fast, very challenging road course in Edmonton in the Full Throttle Fury car.
Graham also had hard charging efforts at Trois Rivieres where he gained fourteen positions during the race. At the next event on the 5/8 mile battle ground that is Cayuga Speedway, Brad gained ten positions during the race and claimed a fifth place finish. "These two races really motivated our team and we kept picking up momentum as the season went on" said the driver.
That momentum carried through to the final race of the season where Graham qualified the Full Throttle Dodge on the front row, only a thousandth of a second behind the pole sitter. "We might have lined up second but we were first in our minds" said the driver. "I'm so proud of how hard these guys worked all season. When you switch to a different car manufacturer it takes time to learn the characteristics of the car and how it reacts to adjustments. We've got that book of information now and this will be a team to watch going forward. At the tracks we raced at twice, our performance was better the second time around and the whole team is already set to start racing again next season"
The inaugural NASCAR Canadian Tire Series season featured twelve events on ovals, road courses and temporary street circuits from coast to coast in Canada. All races were broadcast on TSN. For more information about the series log onto www.nascar.ca and for more news information about the team go to www.bradgraham.ca