Las Vegas II: Jerry Toliver preview

In Nod to Halloween, Toliver Adds 'SAW' to Schick Quattro Funny Car Toyota Celica Features Lions Gate Films' Current Psychological Thriller at Vegas LAS VEGAS, Oct. 26, 2004 - It's more than apropos that Jerry Toliver's Schick Quattro Funny Car...

In Nod to Halloween, Toliver Adds 'SAW' to Schick Quattro Funny Car Toyota Celica Features Lions Gate Films' Current Psychological Thriller at Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 26, 2004 - It's more than apropos that Jerry Toliver's Schick Quattro Funny Car will feature Lions Gate Films' latest release, SAW, during the ACDelco Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Friday through Sunday.

The film is about thrills, chills and horror - all things that make for a frightful Halloween.

Toliver has no special costume plans, although he wouldn't mind scaring up some round wins during Sunday's eliminations.

"We are pleased with the car's performance since Norm (Grimes) took over as crew chief," Toliver said. "But when you struggle like we were, you can never turn it around fast enough. Norm definitely has a game plan and it takes time. Each race, each run is important for us as we keep improving."

With the season down to this event and the Auto Club Finals (Nov. 11-14 at Pomona, Calif.), eight competitive rounds remain. This will be Grimes' fourth race calling the tuning shots.

"Our goal is the get the car's performance back to where it belongs before the end of the season," added Toliver, "and we're making headway. We just need more runs. That's why every round we go is important. We're learning something every time we go down the track.

"Obviously we are trying to get ready for next year . . . that's just part of the game."

In the series' first 2004 stop at The Strip in April, Toliver qualified sixth and went home after the first round.

-jtr-

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