ProCare Rx NHRA SuperNationals
Ashley ready to 'Get up at E-Town'
Englishtown, prerace: Mike Ashley, driver of the Torco Race Fuels Dodge Charger, is no stranger to the quarter-mile drag strip at Old Bridge Raceway. The
"I've got a lot of great memories from this place, and I'm really excited to be racing here this weekend. Since our unfortunate DNQ in
Ashley and his Gotham City Racing team have been on a steady and consistent march in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, winning the event held recently in
"There's no doubt we've had one of the baddest hot rods out there during the past several races, and [crew chief] Brian Corradi and the guys are ready to start this next stretch of six races in a row the same way we've been running all year - consistent and fast," he said.
The race this weekend marks the first of six weekends in a row that the team will be competing, crossing the country from
"I'll definitely be working on those frequent flyer miles," he joked. When he's not at the track racing, Ashley is heavily involved with Lend
"With so many events in a row, everyone on the team will be forced to pace themselves to keep focused, but I'm confident that all of our guys are up to the challenge," he said. "We've learned that the way to win championships is to qualify well and win rounds."
Ashley is a two-time world champion in the AMS Staff Leasing Pro Mod Challenge, winning back-to-back titles in 2004-2005 before making the jump to nitro in 2006.
"Because this track is so close to my home on
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