March 11-13, 2022
After spending three weeks on the West Coast, what are the biggest adjustments the crew will have to make to your Dodge Power Brokers Top Fuel Dragster to prepare for the atmospheric change in Florida?
“Typically, the Friday night session sets the low standard of qualifying, but the forecast calls for much cooler temperatures on Saturday, which is an advantage for everyone. Being able to chip away at powering our performance down is the key to our next steps of a deep mid-60s run with our Dodge Power Brokers Top Fuel Dragster.”
With you participating in the Pep Boys NHRA Top Fuel All-Star Callout on Saturday, does your strategy change for this weekend’s Gatornationals?
“I’m probably more excited about the Callout for various reasons than all of my other competitors. I personally have been having trouble on the tree when it comes to Sunday eliminations. Therefore, us having ‘eliminations’ on Saturday will give me the opportunity for redemption I’ve been chewing on for weeks. That will subsequently make for the most extreme competition this team has yet to offer. I most likely will not have the opportunity to call anyone out, but it will be interesting to see who in line is wanting to pair up next to us. The money is big. I honestly don’t know of another team that’s done what we did this offseason. Our crew deserves the bonus that’s on the line.”
What are the characteristics of Gainesville Raceway and what allows you to make a successful run there?
“Gainesville Raceway is one of the most historic tracks in the country. It’s relatively low sea level and high barometer make for recipes of fast passes, but the humidity factor really tries to smother that extra horsepower. Given our unique weather forecast, this weekend is definitely shaping up to be the ultimate horsepower war.”
Source: True Speed Communication on behalf of Tony Stewart Racing