Las Vegas II: David Baca final summary

Baca disappointed with outing at Vegas LAS VEGAS (October 31, 2004) -- Apparently a push rod ended the day for David Baca, who drives the D. Baca & Family Top Fuel Dragster, at the NHRA ACDelco Las Vegas Nationals. Against Andrew Cowin in the...

Baca disappointed with outing at Vegas

LAS VEGAS (October 31, 2004) -- Apparently a push rod ended the day for David Baca, who drives the D. Baca & Family Top Fuel Dragster, at the NHRA ACDelco Las Vegas Nationals.

Against Andrew Cowin in the opening round, Baca crossed the finish line in 4.850 seconds, over three-tenths of a second behind his qualifying time of 4.526 seconds and over 15-hundredth of a second behind Cowin's winning time. Cowin, who qualified in the 13th spot, covered the quarter-mile in an elapsed time of 4.694 seconds.

"This is a humbling sport," said Baca, after the loss. "Last night after our last qualifying pass we were on top of the heap. Today, we have a part that probably doesn't cost $50 break. Last night was great. We know we can play in this game. A lot of good teams went out in that opening round. It's disappointing. I thought today was our day."

Baca moved up one spot and is now No. 13 in the NHRA POWERade Top Fuel point standings with 587 points.

Next up is the final event on the 2004 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series schedule, the 40th annual NHRA Automobile Club of Southern California Finals. The event takes place at Pomona Raceway on the grounds of the L.A. County Fairplex. The event will be contested Nov. 11-14.

D. Baca & Family is pleased to be associated throughout the remainder of the 2004 season with marketing support from American Racing, Champion Spark Plugs, Don Steves Chevrolet (La Habra, Calif.), Goodyear, Lucas Oil and Mac Tools.

-b&hm-

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Series NHRA
Drivers Andrew Cowin , David Baca