Memphis Team Pennzoil Preview

Team Pennzoil on a Roll in Memphis MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Oct. 4) -- The National Hot Rod Association will roll into Memphis, Tenn., this weekend for the 12th Annual AutoZone Nationals presented by Pennzoil, and Team Pennzoil, Eddie Hill, Bruce Allen...

Team Pennzoil on a Roll in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Oct. 4) -- The National Hot Rod Association will roll into Memphis, Tenn., this weekend for the 12th Annual AutoZone Nationals presented by Pennzoil, and Team Pennzoil, Eddie Hill, Bruce Allen and Mike Thomas, have hopes of making it a clean sweep with wins in their respective divisions.

Hill, pilot of the Pennzoil Top Fuel Dragster, hopes to keep his qualifying streak alive as well as to carry the momentum over to his race day program.

"Hopefully, we can keep our qualifying momentum going," said Hill. "We qualified 10th here last year so we have a pretty good idea what it takes to get the car down the track."

Hill qualified in the number one spot in Topeka and broke the track record not once but twice in the same weekend. "The team feels really good about what they're doing," said Hill, "its not every weekend you can break the track record twice."

Bruce Allen, driver of the Outlaw Fuel Additives Pontiac Firebird Pro Stock, and the Reher-Morrison team are looking forward to going to Memphis.

"Memphis has been good to us in the past," said David Reher. "The team has been working real hard to better our outcome and it shows. We have qualified for the last eight races and in the last three we have been in the top half of the field."

Allen would like to bring a win home for Pennzoil and to turn the team's luck a bit more. "A win in Memphis would do two things," said Allen, "it will put us up further in the points and would be a big bonus for Pennzoil. To bring a win home for Pennzoil and the Outlaw brand would end our season on a good note."

Mike Thomas, driver of the Pennzoil Pontiac Firebird Pro Stock, is hoping to get his program back on track in Memphis.

"We had a string of bad luck lately", said Thomas. "Maybe coming back to my home state will help us to turn things around."

Thomas failed to qualify in Topeka and suffered a violent crash in Reading. "We are going to concentrate on getting some consistency back in our program and getting the car running straight down the track. We did well here last year, so we'll see."

The AutoZone Nationals presented by Pennzoil will be held at the Memphis Motorsports Park, Oct. 7-10. Pro qualifying rounds will take place on Friday and Saturday with the final eliminations on Sunday. For more information on tickets and times call the raceway at 888-82-SPEED.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Mike Thomas , Bruce Allen