Dave Connolly, 23, has won two Pontiac Pro Stock preseason competitions
-- the Pro Stock Super Bowl in Houston in 2005 and this second edition
of the Showdown at Las Vegas.
And he said he's hoping for a little deja-vu. "When I won in '05, I
went on to Pomona and won there. I hope that pans out the same way," he
Connolly, the No. 6 qualifier, won a close final-round drag race
against two-time series champion Jim Yates, the No. 12 entrant, and
earned the $5,000 winner's share. He drove his Torco/Slammers Ultimate
Milk Chevy Cobalt to a 6.714-second elapsed time at 204.91 to Yates'