Monday, July 23, 2007
NCATS EDMONTON: BRAD GRAHAM AND THE FULL THROTTLE TEAM
EDMONTON, AB – Brad Graham and the Full Throttle Fury/Challenger Motor Freight/Logel’s Auto Parts team returned to action for the second half of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series western run on the very tough to handle temporary circuit at Edmonton City Centre Airport and showed their speed all weekend long.
Right from the first practice session on Friday the Full Throttle Fury Car was performing well. “It was really a good start for us to run pretty quick right off the truck on Friday,” said driver Brad Graham. With limited track time this really gave us a boost.
Graham would continue to show well all through the first day of action and post a solid qualifying effort during the afternoon session lining up the Full Throttle Fury Dodge seventh on the starting grid for the main event.
As the race began Graham took a cautious approach to the 14 turn course made up of airport taxiways and runways. “Knowing we had a good car the last thing I wanted to do was get too aggressive too early” said Graham.
Maintaining a solid top-ten position Brad looked to post consistent lap after lap times to keep the Full Throttle Fury Dodge in touch with the lead group. Unfortunately the conditions during Saturday afternoon’s race were a little different than the qualifying session the day before.
As the race progressed Graham was having more and more difficulty maintaining his expected race pace. “We missed the set up on the car” said disappointed driver afterwards. “It became very difficult to handle the car through some of the corners”
Graham would use all his skills to bring the Full Throttle Fury Dodge home with a ninth place finish with significant championship points. “While I’m happy we finished this tough race I can’t help but be a bit disappointed with the result. We had a fast car all weekend and being off just a little with the set up on the car hurt us or we could have finished even higher. Top-five was definitely possible”.
Brad Graham and the Full Throttle/Challenger Motor Freight/Logel’s Auto Parts Team return to action this coming weekend as the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series takes off for the airport runways as part of the Edmonton Grand Prix weekend on July 21st. For more information about the series log onto www.nascar.ca and for more news information about the team go to www.bradgraham.ca All 12 races this season will also be broadcast on TSN.
This release prepared by TL Sports & Entertainment