Baytown: David Baca final summary

Baca optimistic again as team heads to Bristol BAYTOWN, Texas (April 18, 2004) -- David Baca drove the American Racing dragster to a 4.599 second elapsed time in an opening round loss to No. 2 qualifier Doug Kalitta. Kalitta recorded a pass of...

Baca optimistic again as team heads to Bristol

BAYTOWN, Texas (April 18, 2004) -- David Baca drove the American Racing dragster to a 4.599 second elapsed time in an opening round loss to No. 2 qualifier Doug Kalitta. Kalitta recorded a pass of 4.560 seconds.

Baca's run was quicker than any of the other first round losers and was also quicker than four of the first round winners. After performing in a lackluster manner during qualifying, Baca was pleased with today's results.

"It started out to be a dismal weekend coming into today," said Baca, following his opening round loss. "Fortunately for us, we turned it around and seemed to have corrected some of our problems. At least I'm optimistic again. We plan to have everything back in line by the next race. The team will be testing over the next few days as we prepare for Bristol."

Baca, from Brentwood, Calif., unofficially should be in the sixth position in the NHRA POWERade Top Fuel point standings with 158 points.

The next event, April 29- May 2, for David Baca and the Henkelman & Baca Motorsports team is the NHRA O'Reilly Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway in the Tri Cites of Tennessee.

In business since 1956, American Racing Custom Wheels, headquartered in Rancho Dominguez, Calif., offers over 75 styles of wheels for every aftermarket application -- including passenger car, off-road, truck/SUV, vintage, dualie, steel and hi-performance wheels. With 40 warehouses, American Racing provides the consumer ease of access to their product through dealers and retail outlets nationwide.

Henkelman & Baca Motorsports is pleased to be associated throughout the 2004 season with marketing support from Champion Spark Plugs, Don Steves Chevrolet (La Habra, Calif.), Goodyear and Mac Tools.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Doug Kalitta , David Baca