Bernstein looking for second victory at Gainesville
Becoming the first to 300 mph won Kenny the nickname “King of Speed.” Bernstein calls this feat his most memorable, citing the fact that it is probably the last speed barrier in NHRA drag racing.
Gainesville Raceway continued to play a significant role in Bernstein family history when second-generation driver Brandon followed in his father’s footsteps, winning the ACDelco Gatornationals in his 2003 rookie season, setting a track record speed of 327.27 mph.
Last year Bernstein was runner-up in the Top Fuel category in
For the first time since he began his professional racing career,
“Our goal was to start the season strong,” said Bernstein, “and so far we’ve accomplished that. We’re hungry for a win, but we are staying focused and attacking race day one round at a time. Consistency is the name of the game.
“We changed chassis manufacturers this year and there are some subtle cockpit differences which we were able to quickly adapt to during pre-season testing. We feel very comfortable right now, and we have a talented team with good personnel mesh, along with a lot of enthusiasm and drive. With these dynamics in our favor, we hope to keep accumulating round wins and stay in the hunt for the Countdown to 1.”