Denver: Katie Sullivan preview

SULLIVAN FAMILY LOOKING FOR MILE HIGH IMPROVEMENT Morrison, Colo. - For Corning, Calif. NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Katie Sullivan, racing this weekend at the 31st running of the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway in ...

SULLIVAN FAMILY LOOKING FOR MILE HIGH IMPROVEMENT

Morrison, Colo. - For Corning, Calif. NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Katie Sullivan, racing this weekend at the 31st running of the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colo. is a prime opportunity to improve over last week's lack-luster performance in Sonoma, Calif.

The 19-year old NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle sophomore enters the event after failing to qualify at her home-town race, last weekend at the Fram-Autolite NHRA Nationals contested at Infineon Raceway. Sullivan was only able to muster an event best 7.318 second elapsed time recorded in Friday night's second qualifying session due to electrical problems encountered the entire weekend. Be that as it may, Sullivan is anxiously awaiting the opportunity to race in the rare-air of Bandimere Speedway.

"We had a lot of issues in Sonoma which we were able to diagnose on Monday after the event," noted Sullivan, who is preparing to open her company 'Kalifornia Katie's Trailer Sales' in the next few months. "Boss-dad (her name for father Charlie Sullivan) found an electrical problem which was causing a communication error from our Race-Pak computer to our engine. They weren't speaking the same language at all," said a giggling Sullivan.

"Racing in Denver will give us an opportunity to unleash the beast; our 'secret weapon'," Sullivan said of her 'Zebra-Zilla' themed Suzuki. "We've been testing our home built engine during our break from the tour, and we wanted to give it a shot in Sonoma. Unfortunately, it didn't work out as well as we planned. We've been holding onto a second engine combination for the right time to debut. And racing with our CRX Media team-mates Danny Gruninger in Pro Stock and James Day in Funny Car, we'd like to give it our best effort to get in the show."

The Sullivan Family team will race at the Mile-High's in their sharp new MotoWear.com team crew shirts and will be cleaning the 'Zebra-Zilla' PSB this weekend with CleanBoost® NANO-SHEEN Waterless Wash and Shine. "We are an up and coming NHRA race team and having marketing partnerships with MotoWear and Combustion Technologies USA, who are also new in introducing their products in NHRA Drag Racing, is awesome. We will do our best to get into the show for them, our family and all the fans of our race team."

-source: srr

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Series NHRA
Drivers James Day , Katie Sullivan , Danny Gruninger