Koretsky Wants to Capitalize on Having More Hemi Power at Las Vegas LAS VEGAS, March 31, 2004 - What are four words an NHRA Pro Stock driver likes to hear before a race? "I found more power," would be a good one answer. It was for Kenny ...
Koretsky Wants to Capitalize on Having More Hemi Power at Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS, March 31, 2004 - What are four words an NHRA Pro Stock driver likes to hear before a race?
"I found more power," would be a good one answer.
It was for Kenny Koretsky, who smiled when engine builder Larry Morgan told him to expect a more powerful Hemi engine when Koretsky climbs into the Nitro Fish Wear Dodge Stratus this weekend at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
"It's exciting to be able to go to Las Vegas knowing we will have good horsepower and that we are capable of running well," said Koretsky. "We should have a good tune-up for that track because we tested there before the season started. If the weather's cool, we should run even better because the Hemis run better in cool air."
While Koretsky has qualified at two of the first three POWERade Series events, he's still searching for his first round win. It is, he believes, coming soon, preferably during the Summitracing.com Nationals.
"I'm getting more comfortable in the car," said the businessman/racer from Richboro, Pa. "We had an opportunity to test the car at Atco (N.J.) Dragway. This will be my fourth race in the car and I've been to the starting line twice for eliminations, so I'm still not dialed in on race day. It doesn't come overnight, no matter how much you wish it would. All it takes are laps in the car, so the more I make, the better I will be."
Koretsky has been on both sides of the starting lights - leaving too soon at Pomona, Calif., and a little too late at Gainesville, Fla. He is 16th in points with 73.
"Larry (Morgan) and Bob Glidden are always massaging the motors, looking for more horsepower," Koretsky said. "They are constantly in a research and development mode and it's only a matter of time until we are running up front."
Race qualifying is scheduled at 3 and 6 p.m. Friday, 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The 16 quickest Pro Stock entries begin eliminations at 11 a.m. Sunday with Koretsky hopefully among the top eight, ready to win some rounds.