Denver: Rod Fuller preview

The Fuller Times The pre-race release of four-time NHRA Top Fuel winner Rod Fuller and the David Powers Motorsports Top Fuel team "It's one of my favorite tracks, but I have yet to win a round there. I'm great friends with the Bandimere family.

The Fuller Times
The pre-race release of four-time NHRA Top Fuel winner Rod Fuller and the David Powers Motorsports Top Fuel team

"It's one of my favorite tracks, but I have yet to win a round there. I'm great friends with the Bandimere family. It's one of our favorite trips on the tour, they put on a great race. It's always a wild card, but our team is strong and with two cars, our guys will get it figured out. We're halfway through these six races and Denver is probably the toughest on this swing. I'm excited to race near the West Coast being from Las Vegas. This Western Swing is critical to maintain our position in the Countdown."

Fuller Denver Notebook

Last weekend at Bristol, Fuller raced his plain white dragster to a semifinal finish, his eighth appearance in the semis this season. He qualified fourth with a run of 4.592 seconds.

He continues to lead the POWERade Top Fuel standings entering the 13th race on the '07 NHRA schedule. Fuller leads second-place driver Brandon Bernstein by 74 points and has been atop the standings following nine of 12 races this season.

Last July at Bandimere Speedway, Fuller drove to the No. 8 qualifying position with a run of 4.673 seconds at 316.60 mph. He fell in the opening round to David Baca.

Bandimere Speedway is one of two tracks on the circuit in which Fuller has yet to advance passed the first round of eliminations (Heartland Park Topeka).

Fuller has yet to qualify lower than fourth this season. He has three poles (Atlanta, St. Louis and Norwalk) this season and an average starting position of 2.25.

Fuller has advanced to at least the semifinals at eight of 12 races this season with one victory (Phoenix) in three final rounds.

Fuller on Denver...

Denver: "Mile High"

Bandimere Speedway: "Difficult"

Favorite local restaurant: "Morrison Inn"

Favorite Bandimere Speedway racing memory: "It was the first time I qualified in Top Fuel back in 1995"

Favorite activity while at Denver: "Working out at Harry's Pro Gym"

-credit: dpm

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Series NHRA
Drivers David Baca , Brandon Bernstein , David Powers , Rod Fuller