Joliet: Marty Thacker Allstar preview

Thacker Ready to Defend Jeg's All-Star Title Coming off another good race at the Topeka National event last weekend, the Rapid Transit Race Team is looking to continue their run when they participate in the prestigious Jeg's All-Star race and...

Thacker Ready to Defend Jeg's All-Star Title

Coming off another good race at the Topeka National event last weekend, the Rapid Transit Race Team is looking to continue their run when they participate in the prestigious Jeg's All-Star race and the Torco Racing Fuels Nationals this weekend. With another good showing they could move into the Top 10 in the National points standings.

"Working a 9 hour day at my job and another 10 hours on the race car equals very little sleep for this three week stretch. It will all be worth it though if we can get this Knoll Gas -- Torco Racing Fuels dragster in the winner's circle. Halfway through the Topeka event, we re-invented our tune-up. Even though we didn't get the car flying quick enough to win that event, considering we were using a new way to make her run, we were pleased with the performance. Hopefully, we are really onto something," said Thacker.

This is the 5th time in the last 6 years the Team will be participating in the Jeg's All-Star event and they have been able to take home the trophy twice including last year. The Team has proven themselves to be one of the best blown cars in the country and they are looking to distinguish themselves from the competition even further in the next few weeks.

"Route 66 is probably my favorite race track, so to win both events this weekend would be a dream come true. We always look forward to this event; the Coughlin family really goes above the call of duty to make this a special thing for the Lucas Oil Series competitors. It would be great to earn one of the Torco Racing Fuels Wally's at the end of the weekend too."

-credit: mt

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