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HERBERT READIES FOR SONOMA WITH DRAGQUAKE Sonoma, Calif. (July 24, 2007) Doug Herbert and the Snap-on Tools Top Fuel team will be preparing for the 19th Annual FRAM-Autolite NHRA Nationals in Sonoma, Calif., by shaking the earth in ...

HERBERT READIES FOR SONOMA WITH DRAGQUAKE

Sonoma, Calif. (July 24, 2007) Doug Herbert and the Snap-on Tools Top Fuel team will be preparing for the 19th Annual FRAM-Autolite NHRA Nationals in Sonoma, Calif., by shaking the earth in Sacramento.

Herbert will be firing his 8,000 horsepower Top Fuel dragster for local media as a UC Davis geology professor and a Sacramento based geo-engineer measure the movement of the earth with seismology equipment. They will compare the movement of the earth created by the Snap-on Tools dragster with that of an earthquake.

"We're really excited to be part of DragQuake," said Herbert. "If you have ever watched a Top Fuel dragster go down the track in person, you have felt it shake the ground. Being able to fire it up and see how much it actually makes the earth tremble is pretty cool, and we are pumped to be a part of the experiment."

DragQuake will take place at RPM Indoor Karting Racing at 11:30 a.m. in Sacramento on Wednesday, July 25, in preparation for the FRAM-Autolite NHRA Nationals located nearby in Sacramento beginning on Friday, July 27.

Only three races remain until the next phase of the Countdown to the Championship, where the top eight in points will begin their quest for the Championship. Only 87 points out of eighth position, Herbert and the Snap-on Tools team still have the opportunity to climb in the rankings and race their way into the Championship.

"We won here in Sonoma back in 2002," said Herbert, "and went to the finals in 2005. Another good showing like that would really help us move up in the rankings and make the Countdown.

"Maybe firing up the Snap-on Tools dragster for DragQuake will get our weekend off to a good start. We would like to end our weekend by visiting winner's circle. We have been there before here, and I'm sure we can find it."

-credit: dougherbert.com

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