Fram Autolite NHRA Nationals
Grubnic and the Zantrex-3 team see Sonoma as the next step
Sonoma, prerace: Dave Grubnic, driver of the nitro-fueled, 330-mph, black and electric blue-flamed Zantrex-3 Top Fuel dragster, is eyeing this weekend’s annual running of the Fram Autolite NHRA Nationals at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif., as the turning point of the Zantrex-3 team’s 2007 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series season.
“We really need a win this weekend in
“Our car is right on the edge of being a race-in and race-out winner right now. Hopefully we’ll get that little extra bit of consistency this weekend in
Grubnic holds the track record for speed at Infineon Raceway, 331.36 mph – July 2006. He was the Top Fuel title runner-up in
This season the NHRA instituted the new Countdown to the Championship points system. Only the top eight in POWERade points after the first 17 national events will be allowed to vie for the season championship. This weekend’s event in
Grubnic is currently eighth in POWERade championship points. He is 51 points ahead of 9th place.
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