Topeka: Dave Connolly preview

Carrier Boyz ensure a ride for Dave Connolly at Topeka TOPEKA, Kan. (May 25, 2005) -- Andy and Mark Carrier, the owners of Carrier Boyz Racing, have come to the aid of Pro Stock driver Dave Connolly. Connolly, whose racing...

Carrier Boyz ensure a ride for Dave Connolly at Topeka

TOPEKA, Kan. (May 25, 2005) -- Andy and Mark Carrier, the owners of Carrier Boyz Racing, have come to the aid of Pro Stock driver Dave Connolly.

Connolly, whose racing future was put in jeopardy earlier this week, will now be at Heartland Park Topeka to continue his quest for this year's NHRA POWERade Pro Stock championship.

"As the racing world is mostly aware, for financial reasons Mike Dzurilla had to disband his Pro Stock racing operation and although he is unable to continue to operate his team he wants nothing more than to see Dave Connolly, Terry Adams and the crew continue racing," said Andy Carrier.

"I, along with Mark and that Brian Olson, are happy to announce that Carrier Boyz Racing and Mike Dzurilla have worked out details to allow Dave Connolly to race at Topeka. It is a one-race deal, although we are continuing to work with Mike Dzurilla to make a Pro Stock team a major part of Carrier Boyz Racing.

"Over the next few days and weeks, Carrier Boyz Racing will continue to hold negotiations to expand our involvement in this Pro Stock team. If we are able to negotiate an agreement that is satisfactory to both Mike Dzurilla and Carrier Boyz Racing then we will operate the team an integral part of our racing operation."

Dave Connolly is just happy to be racing and keep his championship hopes alive.

"After what has happened to this team this week, it is great to have someone step up to the plate and ensure that we will be racing in Topeka," said Connolly, as he was preparing for the team's trip to Heartland Park Topeka. "Just this one race could have big implications on our championship points. We are very thankful to the Carrier Boyz for allowing us to continue racing."

With power from Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins the team plans to make all four qualifying sessions for the NHRA O'Reilly Summer Nationals, which gets underway on Friday. Connolly indicated that after all that has transpired this week he "would like nothing more than to be in the winner's circle come Sunday afternoon."

Connolly, who drives the new Chevrolet Colbalt, is currently third in the POWERade Pro Stock point standings.

Carrier Boyz Racing is based in Bristol, Tenn., and campaigns the FRAM AirHog Top Fuel Dragster, driven by Cory McClenathan, on the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Cory McClenathan , Terry Adams , Brian Olson , Dave Connolly