Consistency the key as Herbert heads to Englishtown; will host Marines returning from Iraq ENGLISHTOWN, NJ, pre-race: Doug Herbert will head to legendary Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ, this weekend to compete at the 37th ...
Consistency the key as Herbert heads to Englishtown; will host Marines returning from Iraq
ENGLISHTOWN, NJ, pre-race: Doug Herbert will head to legendary Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ, this weekend to compete at the 37th annual K&N Filters NHRA SuperNationals. The driver of the Snap-on Tools/Doug Herbert Performance Top Fuel dragster is coming off of his best weekend of the year in terms of performance and he looks to continue his consistency in New Jersey.
Herbert raced to his second straight quarterfinal finish at last weekend's NHRA event in Chicago after recording five runs in the low 4.50-second elapsed time zone, including a season-best 4.507 during qualifying. The consistent performance earned the Snap-on Tools team, led by crew chief Wayne Dupuy, the Full Throttle Pit Crew Challenge award for the second time this season. Now they head to Englishtown eager to win their first race of the year and get back into the championship title hunt.
"The Snap-on team really turned the corner in terms of performance in Chicago," said Herbert. "Now we have a consistent, solid baseline tune-up. We want to build on that and the momentum created in Chicago and carry it through to the end of the season."
Herbert will entertain some very special guests in New Jersey on Saturday. Joining the team will be a pair of Marines who proudly served their country in Iraq and have returned to the United States after being injured. Lance Corporal Jeremey Trakimowicz and Staff Sergeant Jeremiah Scutt will be joined by members of their families on Saturday in Englishtown. U.S. Marine Major Philip Toretti, who helped coordinated the Marines Welcome Home Program with Herbert last season, has once again stepped forward to help his fellow Marines. Toretti will be on hand in New Jersey to escort the Marines and their families around the facility."
"I just don't know how to express my appreciation and gratitude towards my buddy Doug for this generous offering for these Marines, other than a big thank you and Semeper Fi." said Major Toretti. "These Marines have devoted their life to serving this country, so we can live our lives, safely."