Mac Tools U.S. Nationals
Grubnic and team set to make their own fate
Indianapolis, pre-race: Native Australian Dave Grubnic, driver of the bright yellow, nitro-fueled, 8,000-horsepower DHL Top Fuel dragster, knows that this weekend’s, Aug. 27-Sept. 1, annual running of the famed Mac Tools U.S. Nationals at O’Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis is special enough as it is as the most prestigious drag racing event in the world, but he also knows it’s “make it or break it” time for him and his DHL team to make the Countdown to the Championship in the 2008 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series.
“Well, here we go. It’s Indy time again – the Big Go,” Grubnic, a 46-year old resident of
“We’re going to go out there and fight with all our might to keep our spot in the top ten. Every lap counts and every millisecond counts, so we have to be at our best all of the time with no exceptions. This DHL team is up to the test, and I’m looking forward to facing this and every challenge with them.”
The Mac Tools U.S. Nationals is the final event in the 2008 Countdown to 1. Grubnic is in 9th place in POWERade championship points, while his Kalitta Motorsports teammate, Doug Kalitta, holds the 10th spot. Only the top ten pro drivers in points in their respective classes will be eligible for the 2008 Countdown to the Championship “playoffs” that begin at the following event in
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