Del Worsham enters the fourth race in the Countdown to 1 NHRA Playoffs in eighth place in the NHRA Full Throttle Funny Car point standings. He leads ninth-place Tim Wilkerson by two points and trails seventh-place Ron Capps by eight ...
Del Worsham enters the fourth race in the Countdown to 1 NHRA
Playoffs in eighth place in the NHRA Full Throttle Funny Car point standings. He leads ninth-place Tim Wilkerson by two points and trails seventh-place Ron Capps by eight points.
Worsham will be working with interim crew chief Rod Centorbi this weekend. Dickie Venables was released from the team following the Sept. 26 event in Dallas when the Al-Anabi team announced that Worsham will be driving a second Top Fuel dragster next season.
Worsham has been a solid qualifier this year. In the season's first 19 races, he has qualified in the top five nine times; his average qualifying position is 6.50. Last weekend in Charlotte, Worsham was the No. 6 qualifier but lost to Ashley Force Hood in the first round of eliminations.
Worsham has never won at Maple Grove Raceway. Last year, he was the No.10 qualifier; he beat Cruz Pedregon before losing to Tony Pedregon in the second round of eliminations.
Worsham is still seeking his first win of the season; he won three races last year visiting victory circle in Madison, Ill., Bristol, Tenn. and Richmond, Va.
Worsham has 25 wins in his Funny Car career; he is seventh on the NHRA's all-time Funny Car wins list trailing sixth place Cruz Pedregon by three wins.
Worsham prior to Reading:
"We have made some significant changes with the Al-Anabi Toyota team since Dallas, so this weekend's race in Reading will definitely be different for all of us. We have three races left in the Countdown, and we'll do the best we can to make the most of them. Even though we have made some personnel changes, the group of guys working on the car is the same so we all know our roles, and we'll do our best to get a win as we finish out the season. We moved up to eighth in points at Dallas, so we hope we can make more progress this weekend. I've never won at Reading, but there's no time like the present; we'll do everything we can to get a win this season for Sheik Khalid and everyone else at Al-Anabi Racing."
-source: al-anabi race team