In the NHRA POWERade tour, Arend advanced to the semi-final at the season opening race. He was in the No. 11 qualifying position before bowing out to Robert Hight. At Phoenix he was in the 16th and final spot before bowing out quickly in the first round. He was stronger with a No.4 qualifying spot in the K&N Filters car at Gainesville and a No. 8 position in Houston, but Arend has been unable to capitalize in the form of round wins.
Arend will be going to Las Vegas ranked in the top eight. “We’ve been above the cut line since we started in Pomona, and the main focus for everyone on this team is to stay there,” he said. “If we keep running well, and I keep doing my job, we should be able to qualify high and win some rounds. Winning the first round is the toughest, and probably the most critical, so that’s the first order of business this weekend and every weekend.”
We know, with our K&N Engineering Oil Filters on our cars, that we can have confidence in our lubrication system, and that’s critical to success in this high-performance sport, said Team Manager Bob Wilber.
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