Whit Bazemore Las Vegas test notes

Bazemore quickest on Saturday in Vegas tests LAS VEGAS (Jan. 23, 2005) - Whit Bazemore, in the purple-bodied Matco Tools Iron Eagle Dodge Stratus Funny Car tuned by Lee Beard, was the quickest down the quarter-mile on Saturday at The Strip at...

Bazemore quickest on Saturday in Vegas tests

LAS VEGAS (Jan. 23, 2005) - Whit Bazemore, in the purple-bodied Matco Tools Iron Eagle Dodge Stratus Funny Car tuned by Lee Beard, was the quickest down the quarter-mile on Saturday at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in pre-season testing for the 2005 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. His 4.750-second ET at 328.06 mph was the best of the day, and the fourth quickest of the weekend.

Bazemore's other strong passes included a 4.759/317.34 and a 4.798/326.32.

"It was a really positive weekend for the Matco Tools team," said Bazemore. "We had a lot of new stuff, we had some new guys, and we had other things that we were testing on the 2004 car. It's been really good and we'll go to Phoenix testing (next weekend) and run. Hopefully that track will be not as good as here and that will give us some time on a less-than-stellar race track and, quite honestly, that's what we need to concentrate on.

"The real positives this weekend are that our team is working smoothly, the new players are doing, all in all, a really, really good job. We're pumped up, and Scelzi's guys did real well, and Capps' team with the Brut car did fantastic for being a brand-new team. They did really well and the information shared among all of us was really good.

"It's going to be a fun year. Capps is going to fit right in with Scelzi and me personality-wise, so we feel really good about that."

-dsr-

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