White looking for victory at site of first win. TOPEKA, Kan. - Just over three years ago, NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car driver Marc White won his first career national event at Heartland Park in Topeka, Kan. Heading into this weekend's O'Reilly ...
White looking for victory at site of first win.
TOPEKA, Kan. - Just over three years ago, NHRA Top Alcohol Funny Car driver Marc White won his first career national event at Heartland Park in Topeka, Kan. Heading into this weekend's O'Reilly Summer Nationals presented by Castrol there, with the car running as strong as ever, White and the Etterman Racing team are looking for victory again.
White, from Glendale Heights, Ill., enters the event on the heels of two straight No. 1 qualifier efforts on the divisional level. Both events were postponed due to rain, but nonetheless, White feels they have a strong combination going into Topeka.
"We finally found a combination that runs good and doesn't hurt a lot of parts," said White. "We had some serious problems earlier in the year with this car wanting to eat up parts, but for the most part, we have those problems solved. The car is running good, and we are looking forward to this weekend."
With rain on the forecast during qualifying, White feels that it will be more important to get down the track rather than go for low e.t. during qualifying.
"It looks like we are going to get some rain on Friday and maybe Saturday," said White. "With that in mind, we will try to get a solid run in before we really try to get after it. It should be clear towards the end of the weekend, and if it cools it off some, we should be able to go fast, Topeka is a good track."
Qualifying begins on Friday with two sessions, followed by one final session Saturday morning. Eliminations will start Saturday afternoon with round one, and final eliminations will conclude the event on Sunday. Stay tuned to InsideTopAlcohol.com for the latest news in alcohol racing.
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