Bradshaw shooting for top ten in Pomona. POMONA, Calif. - NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster driver Alan "Quick Draw" Bradshaw will be shooting for a top ten national points finish during this weekend's season-closing AAA Auto Club Finals in Pomona, ...
Bradshaw shooting for top ten in Pomona.
POMONA, Calif. - NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster driver Alan "Quick Draw" Bradshaw will be shooting for a top ten national points finish during this weekend's season-closing AAA Auto Club Finals in Pomona, Calif. Bradshaw, who currently sits 14th nationally, wrapped up the NHRA Division 5 title last weekend at the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series closer in Las Vegas, and hopes to have a strong showing in Pomona to boost his standing.
Bradshaw, who is a practicing chiropractor in Odessa, Texas, is 40 points behind the current driver in tenth place, Gary Ormsby, Jr., going into this weekend. If that situation holds, that would mean he needs only to go to the second round to over take tenth. But, with other capable drivers vying for spots in the top ten such as Brandon Johnson (11th) and John Haley (12th), Bradshaw knows it won't be easy.
"Our main mission this weekend is to make the top ten," said Bradshaw. "It's going to be tough, but we feel like we have the car to do it. We really want to close the season on a high note, so we're going to give it our best."
On the national event level, Bradshaw has enjoyed success despite only attending three thus far. His first two of the year, Houston and Topeka, both netted him runner-up finishes, but an ignition problem garnered him a DNQ in Dallas. Bradshaw and his Back Attack team stayed over on the Monday following the Dallas event and were able to find the problem.
"We had an ignition problem in Dallas that really held us back," stated Bradshaw. "Had we been able to just qualify there, we would be looking a lot better right now, but that's drag racing. The main thing is we have found the problem, and the car is running strong again."
"The Dallas race was a huge disappointment, however," Bradshaw continued. "It was a race in our home state, and we had our new sponsor Tony Owens, Attorney at Law (1-888-CARWRECK), out there, and had a DNQ. We really want to have a strong performance this weekend to show them we are still a contender out here and what we can give them next year."