Columbus: David Baca preview

SpeedCash.net joins Baca at Columbus for run at Top Fuel title HEBRON, Ohio -- A new associate marketing partner -- SpeedCash.net -- will be on the side of David Baca's Henkelman & Baca Motorsports American Racing/ Waterloo Tool Storage/Skill...

SpeedCash.net joins Baca at Columbus for run at Top Fuel title

HEBRON, Ohio -- A new associate marketing partner -- SpeedCash.net -- will be on the side of David Baca's Henkelman & Baca Motorsports American Racing/ Waterloo Tool Storage/Skill Clean Top Fuel dragster, when qualifying begins for this weekend's 39th annual NHRA Pontiac Excitement Nationals presented by Summit Racing at National Trail Raceway in Hebron, Ohio, just outside Columbus.

"We're excited about SpeedCash.net being on board for this race," said Baca. "The Company is into motorsports and hopefully, we'll be able to impress them with our performance and the NHRA venue this weekend to keep them coming back for more. Our fans can help by logging onto the SpeedCash.net website and letting them know that NHRA and Henkelman & Baca Motorsports is the place for their company."

Baca is ninth in the current POWERade Top Fuel point standings with 476 points, only 76 points behind fourth position. Entering this event, the Henkelman & Baca team has qualified in the top half of the field in six out of the last seven events on the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series.

"We've qualified well, but have found a lot of ways to lose," reflected Baca. "We haven't helped ourselves in trying to move up in the points, either. We have a very fast race car but it's the same old story: we need a little racing luck. I don't know why, but our opponents seem to run their best numbers against us. They bring their 'A' game when they run the American Racing Top Fueler. One of these days its got to turn around and a few breaks fall our way.

"All in all, we're still excited! We're having a great rookie season and if a few things fall our way who knows what might happen. We'll go after it in Columbus and who knows, this may be our breakthrough event," concluded Baca, 43, the oldest professional rookie of those eligible for consideration for the AAA Automobile Club of Southern California Road to the Future Award (Rookie of the Year).

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