Championship Drag Racing

Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals
Denver, CO
(July 14-16)

   Event schedule
   Team Reports
   Audio Broadcast
   Photo Galleries
   Video highlights
   Entry List
   Driver Appearances

Driver Profile
Bob Vandergriff
C&J Energy Services dragster

Vandergriff ready for Western Swing

Denver, prerace: Bob Vandergriff Jr. is happy the first half of the NHRA POWERade season is behind him. Although the team has qualified for 11 out of the first 12 National events, Vandergriff is looking forward to the car going rounds at all of the future events.

"We have a very competitive car," said Vandergriff. "We are ready to go rounds and take the UPS car further on raceday. We have qualified well at most of the past events, and now we need to be able to capitalize on raceday. My crew has done a remarkable job and we are hoping the parts failures that plagued us early in the season are behind us now."

Vandergriff enjoyed the two week break at his shop in Alpharetta, Ga., preparing his Jim Dupuy-tuned UPS Top Fueler for this weekend's Mopar Mile-High Nationals at beautiful Bandimere Speedway outside of Denver, Co. and the rest of the famed Western Swing.

"Our goal is to be able to climb into the NHRA POWERade top 10," Vandergriff shared. "Let's see how we can use the Western swing to propel us." Vandergriff currently sits in the No. 13 position in the NHRA POWERade Championship points battle.

E-mail this article   Print this article

Return to Team Reports Archive
Return to the Home Page