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Having a rare free week-end from his Nascar duties Kurt Busch made his Nhra début in Pro Stock at the Gator Nationals in Gainesville, Florida, Pro Stock is not only the most competitive class in Drag Racing, it is most likely the most challenging car to drive because of its lack of down-force. Unlike Top Fuel Dragsters with their big rear wing and Top Fuel Funny Cars with their large spoilers which produce tremendous down-force.

With the help of the Mopar Pro Stock team of Allen & Roy Johnson who furnished the engines for the Shell-Pennzoil sponsored Dodge and by attending the Drag Racing school of Roy Hill, Busch was ready for competition. Friday qualifying found Busch on the out-side looking in, in the first session the car lost traction as soon as he let the clutch out. The second round he had trouble backing the car up after the burn out and never got staged properly, he admitted they were Rookie mistakes.

Being the professional that he is, he and his team kept their focus realizing they had two more chances to qualify on Saturday. When Saturday morning dawned it brought near perfect conditions, in the first session, crew chief Mark Ingersoll, hit the set-up and Busch hit his shift points and the car ran a strong 6.53 @ 211 mph to put him solidly in the field in the number 12 spot. The Saturday afternoon session produced warmer temperatures and slower times, Busch made a 6.55 second pass @ 211 mph in what would turn out to be the second fastest Pro Stock field ever.

Sunday morning Race day found Busch paired against Erica Enders driver of the ZaZa Energy Chevy Cobalt entry, Erica had qualified in the number 5 position with a 6.50 @ 213 mph. Busch ran a respectable 6.54 @ 211 mph with a .049 light, but Erica ran a 6.53 @ 211 mph with a 021 light for the win. Erica would go on to lose in round two to eventual winner Jason Line 6.53 to 6.56.

Kurt Busch should be proud of his Nhra Debut, Pro Stock is a very difficult class to compete in and Mr.Busch did a spectacular job. Being able to stay focused with all the Media attention was nothing short of amazing. His busy Nascar schedule will probably keep him from competing in very many Nhra events, but this Race fan would like to see more of Kurt Busch.


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