Memphis: Doug Herbert preview

HERBERT HUNGRY FOR ANOTHER WIN MEMPHIS, Tenn. (September 12, 2007) Doug Herbert, driver of the Snap-on Tools Top Fuel dragster, will square off against the other seven drivers in the Countdown to Four this weekend at the O'Reilly NHRA...

HERBERT HUNGRY FOR ANOTHER WIN

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (September 12, 2007) Doug Herbert, driver of the Snap-on Tools Top Fuel dragster, will square off against the other seven drivers in the Countdown to Four this weekend at the O'Reilly NHRA Mid-South Nationals.

After racing his way into the Countdown to Four with his monumental win in Reading, Pa., Herbert has already moved to the No. 7 position, only 60 points outside the No. 4 position. With three races remaining until the eight driver field is narrowed to the top four, Herbert plans on winning rounds and going the distance at Memphis Motorsports Park.

"We are in a good position to move up in points," said Herbert. "We have three races left to move up three more spots into the top four. We moved from eleventh to eighth in one race, and have already moved up to No. 7."

The Countdown to Four is the second phase in the new points system introduced at the beginning of the 2007 NHRA POWERade season. In this critical phase, the top eight drivers have a four race window of opportunity to move to into the top four. These four drivers will then spend the last two races of the season battling for the right to be crowned champion.

"We know exactly what we need to do," said Herbert. "We need to qualify ahead of the other drivers trying to get into the top four, and we need to win. Wow! If only it were as easy to do as it is to say. We can do it, though.

"The Snap-on Tools dragster has been consistently making it down the track, and we were one of the few teams to do that at the last race. We have been working on keeping it running under full power the length of the track, and I think we have it figured out.

"We won the race here in Memphis back in '99, and would like to do it again. Once in winner's circle this season isn't enough for us. We're hungry to do it again, and hungry to win the championship."

-credit: dhr

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