Del Worsham has raced in the NHRA Winternationals for 17 seasons
Pomona Raceway is Del Worsham's home track
Worsham only lives 20 minutes from the Fairplex facility at Pomona and is looking forward to a home track victory. When the NHRA POWERade tour kicks off this weekend, it will be Worsham’s 18th shot at glory in the tour’s traditional season opener.
“We want to hit the track running well, get qualified solidly, and do our best on Sunday,” said Worsham. “It’s so hard to win one of these races. I try not to think in those terms before I’ve even made a qualifying run. The first challenge is getting qualified. We ran 4.79 in Pomona a year ago, and got bumped from the field. I have a great deal of respect for how hard it is to grab one of the 16 best times here. I know we’re fast enough to qualify solidly, even near the top. The first step is to get in solidly.”
Worsham said he has plans to take the Checker, Schuck’s Kragen car with K&N products back to the winner’s circle more than once in 2008. In the off-season Worsham spent all his energy on the construction of a new chassis for a single Funny Car, instead of the two he has owned and operated since 2000. “I did not want to reinvent the wheel,” he said. “I kept an eye on what kept my car running so well in the second half of 2007.”
Del Worsham and his CSK Team use K&N Engineering Oil Filters (HP-5001) every time they race. “The thick canister walls on the K&N Filters have extra strength and durability,” said Worsham. “It reduces the risk of damage from debris on the race track. We wouldn’t dream of entering a race without K&N Filters.”
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