Torco Racing Fuels Route 66 NHRA Nationals
Wilkerson hopes his “close to home” luck continues
Since that first win, Wilkerson and his LRS team have become a very strong force on the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing circuit. Being one of the few independent teams gives Wilkerson a distinction of its own, but being the POWERade points leader makes Wilkerson a stand out. Being the only Funny Car to earn four No. 1 qualifying positions and two wins so far this season, makes Wilkerson the leader of the pack. He currently is No. 1 in the U.S. Smokeless Showdown, which will be contested at the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals over Labor Day. And after his final-round appearance at the O’Reilly Summer Nationals, last week in
Wilkerson and his talented team look to continue their winning ways and hope being close to home will pay off again.
“Route 66 is special to us,” expressed Wilkerson. “We have a good history here and it’s cool to be close to home. We always have a lot of family and friends cheering for us, which makes what we’re doing even more fun. And I’m hoping we can keep our ‘close to home’ rally going strong. We like the sound of being number one. And with our win in
“And it’s a good track.Chris (McMahan of Route 66 Raceway) takes good care of it; it’s always smooth and fast.Even if the weather is hot and nasty, we can be sure that the track will be good.
“So, I need to try and not be as greedy as I was in the finals in
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