MONOSTRUT A NO-GO AT PHOENIX
Rod Fuller debuted the David Powers Motorsports monostrut wing-equipped Top Fuel Dragster during the National Time Trials test session at Firebird International Raceway near Phoenix last month. Rumor had it that the team would run the car at this weekend’s Checker Schuck’s Kragen Nationals, but Fuller and team co-crew chief Rob Flynn have denied that the car will make an appearance during the event or during Monday testing.
Flynn said that the team seriously considered running the innovative new car, but red tape and logistics derailed their plans.
“The SFI change that they made…where they wanted us to add a tube or change the upper frame rail…was unrealistic to do at the track,” Flynn said. “We tried to add the tube but because of the other welds, we weren’t able to do it at the race track. That might be more of a shop project.”
Flynn said the team will decide when the car will make its competitive debut once they return to their shop and determine what work needs to be done.