Hallsville - Greg Hogue preview

HALLSVILLE, Tex - Competition Eliminator driver Greg Hogue will get a second shot at life during this weekend's resumption of the rained out Division 4 Federal Mogul Drag Racing Series race in Hallsville, Texas. Hogue had hurt a motor in ...

HALLSVILLE, Tex - Competition Eliminator driver Greg Hogue will get a second shot at life during this weekend's resumption of the rained out Division 4 Federal Mogul Drag Racing Series race in Hallsville, Texas. Hogue had hurt a motor in qualifying in his Caliber Collision Centers/GM Performance Parts D/Econo Dragster, and was not going to be able to compete in eliminations before the torrential downpours came that postponed the race until August.

The new found time has been an ally to the Aledo, Texas based driver. The V-6 Chevy powerplant was sent back to engine builder, and former Eddie Hill crew chief, Al Weiss during the summer, and the Kirk Manuel team feels they have a better hand going into this weekend's race.

Hogue said, "We took the motor back up to Al Weiss' shop, and he went through it, and made some updates we have been meaning to make for a while, so we feel we are stronger than ever. I have a really tough opponent, Mike Trumble in the first round. I just hope that we can make our way to the finals."

"If we can win this weekend, and go three rounds in Noble, we will have a shot at winning the Division 4 Championship."

In addition to the new motor, Hogue has brought in the help of former Eddie Hill crew member Tom Keeter to serve as crew chief for this weekend.

"The last time we had Tom as our crew chief, we runner-uped in Memphis, so I feel real confident about our chances this weekend with him as a part of the team."

Hogue is qualified No. 6 with 7.834 (.336 under) and will face No. 5 qualifier Mike Trumble in round one. Eliminations begin Saturday.

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Drivers Mike Trumble