NHRA Carolinas Nationals
Grubnic motivated for Countdown
Charlotte, pre-race: Native Australian Dave Grubnic, driver of the bright yellow, nitro-fueled, 8,000-horsepower DHL Top Fuel dragster, enters this weekend’s, Sept. 11-14, inaugural running of the NHRA Carolinas Nationals at zMax Dragway @ Concord in Concord, N.C., just a few miles from downtown Charlotte, as one of 10 Top Fuel drivers in the 2008 NHRA Countdown to 1 “playoffs”. The NHRA Carolinas Nationals is the first of six events in this year’s Countdown to1.
Grubnic enters the event this weekend in 10th place in POWERade points. In years past, before the Countdown to the Championship “playoffs” system was first employed by NHRA last season, Grubnic would enter this weekend’s spectacle an insurmountable 996 points behind the points leader. Under the 2008 Countdown to 1 points tally, Grubnic now only trails the lead by 110 points.
“We love the Countdown,” Grubnic, a 46-year old resident of
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