Danny Townsend Topeka preview

Topeka Bound-- Milford, Michigan -- The VIPsports.com Dodge Stratus Top Alcohol Funny Car is heading west this weekend, bound for Topeka, Kansas and the May 26--29 17th Annual O'Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals. Driver Danny Townsend, from Muncie,...

Topeka Bound--

Milford, Michigan -- The VIPsports.com Dodge Stratus Top Alcohol Funny Car is heading west this weekend, bound for Topeka, Kansas and the May 26--29 17th Annual O'Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals.

Driver Danny Townsend, from Muncie, Indiana, is seeking his eighth NHRA Division 3 Championship in the ParkerTech Racing Services-tuned Dodge Stratus. It has already carried him into the 2005 Division 3 TAFC points lead. He also holds down second place, in the Jeg's All-Stars Division 3 series, and is tied for eleventh in NHRA's Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series.

Team owner, Frank Parker, attributes the performance to VIPsports.com, his new sponsor. "VIPsports.com enabled us to get a new car and to try better parts than we had last season. Danny's consistent driving and knowledge of alcohol cars is a great help in working out new tuning combinations." Parker went on to say "We've gotten a lot from our sponsor -- a new car, a new team look, awesome uniforms and our best early-season performance ever. But, from VIPsports.com's reaction to NHRA drag racing, they appear to be getting more fun from the sponsorship than we are!"

Watch for the blue and white VIPsports.com Dodge Stratus to qualify at 3 and 6 p.m. on Friday, May 27th and at 11 a.m. on Saturday May 28th. The car should be easy to spot -- NHRA has said of it "--the entry could certainly contend for best appearing car."

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