Tom Hammonds Vegas Showndown final report

TEAM HAMMONDS BUMPED IN SEMI-FINAL ROUND AT LAS VEGAS PRO STOCK SHOWDOWN (LAS VEGAS, Jan. 31, 2009) --- Team Hammonds loses to Jeg Coughlin Jr. in the semi-final round of the fourth annual Las Vegas Pro Stock Showdown. Hammonds registered an...

TEAM HAMMONDS BUMPED IN SEMI-FINAL ROUND AT LAS VEGAS PRO STOCK SHOWDOWN

(LAS VEGAS, Jan. 31, 2009) --- Team Hammonds loses to Jeg Coughlin Jr. in the semi-final round of the fourth annual Las Vegas Pro Stock Showdown. Hammonds registered an elapsed time of 6.719 seconds, only .007 seconds behind Jeg (6.726 seconds).

"It was really a lot of fun to get behind the wheel, which I have not been since the Richmond," said a happy Tom Hammonds, team owner/driver of the No. 20 Race for Achievement Chevy Cobalt. "I am really proud of my team."

Hammonds defeated David Beckley in the first round of eliminations and Rickie Jones in the second round to advance to the semi-final round.

"We worked really hard on our engines in the off season, but I always knew we had power in our engines and are hoping to carry this into the start of the NHRA season in Pomona, [Ca.]."

With a great start one week before the beginning of the 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Series season, Hammonds hopes to carry this performance to Pomona, Ca. The team will spend the rest of the weekend testing in preparation for competition next weekend.

-credit: tmr

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jeg Coughlin , Tom Hammonds , Rickie Jones