Ashwell Racing Goes on the Road for the Last Three NHRA Events of the 2014 Season
This season of racing for Ashwell Racing could be best described as feast or famine. When the “racing Gods” are playing in our favor we can lay down a nice, clean run to either get driver Jeff Ashwell into the show or move up on the qualifying ladder. When things haven’t gone the team’s way it’s been nothing but tire smoke, severe tire shake, or frustrating electrical issues which has happened more times than not.
After the last event, Woodburn Dragstrip’s annual Fall Classic, the team decided to enter the last 3 races of the year, both the Las Vegas national and regional races as well as Pomona. Ashwell Racing has made this trip before with some success as Jeff earned his first career round win on the national level back in 2011 with the former Top Alcohol Funny Car. This year’s goal will be to qualify at both national events and to make a good showing at the regional one. With already more than 16 TAD’s entered in Las Vegas and Pomona qualifying won’t be a given. Every car will have to earn it.
The Ashwell team, consisting of Greg, Todd, and Jeff Ashwell, as well as Scotty McDonald and Isaac Bese, has put in long hours back at the shop gearing up to hit the road for 4 weeks. They’ve worked on the fuel and ignition systems and will use these last 3 races, on national event caliber tracks, to test out some things and to prepare for next season. The Ashwell Team is also striving to lower their career bests down in the 5.40 and 260 mph range. If heart and determination was all it took, they will have no problem getting it accomplished.
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