Doug Herbert giving away his dragster

Chance af a lifetime: Doug Herbert will give away snap-on top fuel dragster to a race fan in November. One lucky person is going to win a car in November that can't be driven on the streets and has no room for passengers, groceries or kids, ...

Chance af a lifetime: Doug Herbert will give away snap-on top fuel dragster to a race fan in November.

One lucky person is going to win a car in November that can't be driven on the streets and has no room for passengers, groceries or kids, much less a set of golf clubs.

The sticker price, if it had one, would top out in the six figure range. It's been driven primarily on weekends and has low mileage - less than 50. It has big tires to kick and chances are it would be the first of its kind in the neighborhood.

Businessman and Top Fuel driver Doug Herbert is giving away his Snap-on Racing dragster at the conclusion of the Auto Club Finals, Nov. 9, at Pomona, Calif. The car comes completely race-ready, is almost 26 feet long and weighs 2,200 pounds - not the kind of car you'd drive or tow home.

"We don't know yet if we are going to give away this year's car or last year's car, but either way we know we're going to give away a complete, ready-to-run Top Fuel car that's run 4.5 seconds," said Herbert, who operates Doug Herbert Performance Parts in Cherryville, N.C. "The car will be worth about $150,000.

"The car will have everything," he continued. "We'll even start it. We'll figure out a way to get the car to the winner. Whoever wins it can take it home, come to our shop in Cherryville and pick it up or, if they want, we'll deliver it to their front door."

Entering is easy. Simply go to www.herbertperformance.com, print an entry form and mail it to the address on the form. Anyone purchasing parts from Herbert is automatically entered. For those wishing to order parts, a free catalog is available by calling 1-800-444-7373.

Three finalists will be chosen at the ACDelco Las Vegas Nationals in October. They will receive VIP expense-paid trips to the Auto Club Finals.

"We wanted to do something exciting and give somebody a chance to win a Top Fuel car," Herbert said of the reasons behind this give-away. "Years ago, Super Shops gave cars away and it was a great promotion. I know when I was a kid, I went down and signed up for it, and I know I wasn't the only one. There was a big line."

Any wistful future drivers must sign up by Monday, October 20, for the chance to take home the 320-mph racecar.

(A complete list of rules is available at www.herbertperformance.com)

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