Shelly Howard Topeka preview

Howard shooting to regain points lead in Topeka. TOPEKA, Kan. - NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster driver Shelly Howard is hoping to regain the Division 4 points lead during this weekend's Division 5 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series opener at Heartland Park...

Howard shooting to regain points lead in Topeka.

TOPEKA, Kan. - NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster driver Shelly Howard is hoping to regain the Division 4 points lead during this weekend's Division 5 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series opener at Heartland Park in Topeka, Kan. Howard currently trails current leader Lee Callaway by a mere 22 points.

Howard, from Tulsa, Okla., suffered a disappointing first round loss last weekend in Dallas when she rolled through the beams and redlighted away what would have been a win. Howard and her team hope to repeat the performance level they enjoyed last weekend this weekend, just without the problems.

"The car ran well last weekend," said Howard. "We just had a few problems on a couple of runs, and ultimately, the rolling through the beams lost the race for us. We don't like to take old issues to a new race, so we'll put it behind us and start clean in Topeka. From there we'll just do the best we can do."

Qualifying begins on Friday for the alcohol cars, with two more sessions on Saturday. Final eliminations will conclude the event on Sunday. Stay tuned to InsideTopAlcohol.com for the latest news in alcohol racing.

To find out more about the team, visit their website at ShellyHoward.com

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