Las Vegas: Del Worsham preview

* Del Worsham is currently second in the NHRA Full Throttle Funny Car point standings just 29 points out of first place. He was the No. 2 qualifier at Houston and defeated Jerry Toliver and Matt Hagan before losing to Ashley Force Hood...

* Del Worsham is currently second in the NHRA Full Throttle Funny Car point standings just 29 points out of first place. He was the No. 2 qualifier at Houston and defeated Jerry Toliver and Matt Hagan before losing to Ashley Force Hood in the semifinals. Worsham has advanced to the semifinals in two of the four races this season.

* The Alan Johnson Al-Anabi Racing Funny Car has been a consistent qualifier early in the season. After qualifying second at Pomona, fourth at Phoenix and second at Gainesville Worsham's Toyota Solara qualified second in Houston giving him an average qualifying position of 2.5 for the season.

* Last year at the spring Las Vegas race, Worsham was the No. 11 qualifier and lost to Ron Capps in the first round of eliminations. Worsham has never won at Las Vegas.

Worsham prior to Las Vegas:

"We still have one of the fastest cars out there; we just have to find our consistency. I know Alan (team owner Alan Johnson) and Aaron (crew chief Aaron Brooks) will get it figured out and find us the consistency we need. When that happens, it's gonna be unreal because I see huge potential in our team.

"I'm looking forward to Las Vegas this weekend because I've never won a race there. If we can get our car just a little bit more consistent, we might be able to take Las Vegas off the list of places I've never won.

"A bunch of us are looking forward to the big USBC (United States Bowling Congress) bowling tournament on Thursday. Robert Hight, Jack Beckman and Jeff Arend are getting together at Worsham Lanes in my shop this week before we leave for Las Vegas to practice. We installed a bowling alley with two Brunswick lanes in 2006; we call it Worsham Lanes. My dad has some great tournaments there when all of the best bowlers in Orange County come out so we've had some fun there. The Funny car team is practicing because the Top Fuel team is so good, and we really want to win."

-credit: ajaar

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Series NHRA
Drivers Del Worsham , Ron Capps , Ashley Force , Jeff Arend , Jerry Toliver , Robert Hight