CONCORD, N.C. (September 11) – Top Alcohol Funny Car driver Cassie Simonton returns to Charlotte’s zMax Dragway this weekend to chase a NHRA Wally for the last time in 2013. The Carlyle Tools NHRA Carolina Nationals will be the last race for Simonton and her Kon Rodz Racing team before beginning their offseason preparations for the 2014 season.
“We chose to end our season at Charlotte for a variety of reasons. We have always run well at zMax Dragway; the team’s career-best numbers were set here last year. We want to end our season with another record performance, and maybe a win. Additonally, the Charlotte area is home to many passionate race fans and automotive enthusiasts, our sponsors’ core demographic. What better way to cap off the season than with a solid performance in front of our sponsors and their customers,” said Stefan Kontos, team president.
Simonton is confident in her team’s abilities to provide her with a fast, capable race car.
“We’ve had a great car lately, but we’ve run into some tough match-ups in the second round of eliminations. I’m confident that we can qualify well so we can avoid the tough cars until late into eliminations,” Cassie said. “The weather forecast is calling for conditions that could produce some of our best E.T.s of the season this weekend.”
FFollowing the completion of the event, the team will focus on their efforts for the 2014 season – Cassie and the team on on-track performance and Stefan zeroed in on securing team support.ollowing the completion of the event, the team will focus on their efforts for the 2014 season – Cassie and the team on on-track performance and Stefan... Read the entire story