Columbus: Shelly Howard preview

Howard looking to break through in Columbus. KIRKERSVILLE, Ohio - Coming off of a quarterfinal finish in Topeka, Kan., NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster pilot Shelly Howard will be looking to break through for a win during this weekend's Pontiac ...

Howard looking to break through in Columbus.

KIRKERSVILLE, Ohio - Coming off of a quarterfinal finish in Topeka, Kan., NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster pilot Shelly Howard will be looking to break through for a win during this weekend's Pontiac Excitement Nationals presented by Summit Racing at National Trail Raceway just outside of Columbus, Ohio. Howard reached the final of last year's event, but has yet to duplicate that success on the national level in 2003.

Howard's absence from the national event winner's circle hasn't been for a lack of talent this year. Howard is currently seventh nationally and has consistently been one of the top blown cars at each event she has attended, but has not had the breaks go her way. Howard and her team hope their luck turns around this weekend.

"We just haven't got many breaks this year," said Howard, of Tulsa, Okla. "With the way the A/Fuel cars have been running this year, its going to take running the best you can as a blown car and catching some breaks to win a race. So that's what we're going to do this weekend. We're going to concentrate on doing the best we can do as a blown car, and hope to catch a few breaks."

Qualifying begins on Friday for the alcohol cars with and concludes Saturday afternoon. Round one of eliminations will be ran Saturday evening and final eliminations will conclude the event on Sunday. Stay tuned to InsideTopAlcohol.com for the latest news in alcohol racing.

To find out more about the team, visit their website at ShellyHoward.com

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