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Alcohol Funny Car team heads to Atco, N.J. for this weekend’s Lucas Oil
Series event at Atco Raceway, where last year driver Todd Veney set low e.t.
of all three rounds of eliminations en route to victory. The team also won
the event in 2007 over current nitro Funny Car racer Bob Tasca III.
“We had a great weekend at Atco last year,” Blake said. “We beat Frank
Manzo, which is never easy to do, and made our fastest run ever [261.17
mph]. Everybody who works on this car deserves another win – they’ve been
busting their tails all year long.”
Qualifying sessions are set for 3 and 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, and
eliminations are scheduled for 2, 4, and 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6. Heading
into the race, Veney is a career-high third in the national standings
following a final-round appearance two weeks ago at the Lucas Oil Series
event at New England Dragway.
“We can’t catch Manzo or Tony Bartone this weekend, but another good showing
will definitely help us solidify third place,” Veney said. “The race is in
August and not October this year, so we’re not likely to run another
all-time best, but it’s time to win again.”