Richmond: Dave Grubnic preview

Dave Grubnic and the Zantrex-3 team ready to win one for the "Old Man" in Richmond RICHMOND, Va., (Oct. 3, 2007) -- At this weekend's, Oct. 5-7, annual running of the Torco Racing Fuels NHRA Nationals at the Virginia Motorsports Park in...

Dave Grubnic and the Zantrex-3 team ready to win one for the "Old Man" in Richmond

RICHMOND, Va., (Oct. 3, 2007) -- At this weekend's, Oct. 5-7, annual running of the Torco Racing Fuels NHRA Nationals at the Virginia Motorsports Park in Richmond, Va., native Australian Dave Grubnic, driver of the 8,000-horsepower black and electric blue-flamed Zantrex-3 Top Fuel dragster, is more determined than ever to pay tribute to his crew chief, mentor, and boss, affectionately known as the "Old Man", with a Richmond win.

"Connie (Kalitta, team owner) has been racking his brain this year," Grubnic, a 45-year old resident of Ennis, Mont., said. "We've struggled this year, and Connie takes that very personally.

"In the past few events, our Zantrex-3 car has shown a lot of promise, and our performances continue to get the consistency we need. That's a testament to Connie's and my team's determination to never give up and keep fighting. I really want to get a win in Richmond for the "Old Man" for everything he has done this year and for everything he has done for me in my career."

-credit: km

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