Rodger Brogdon Ready For Sonoma Weekend
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Brogdon and the Edge team ready for sea level Sonoma

As the NHRA tour rolls into Sonoma CA for this week’s Fram/Autolite nationals, Rodger Brogdon and the EDGE Pain & Performance chips team are looking forward to a breath of fresh, sea level air. With Infineon Raceway sitting mere feet above California’s San Pablo Bay, the Edge team knows that they can get back to their normal tune-up and hopefully back to putting round wins in the column.

Rodger Brogdon
Rodger Brogdon

Photo by: Ted Rossino

The availability of sea level air doesn’t come without its own challenges though, as the track conditions are known to change drastically throughout the running of the event. Typically warm July days normally bring a tailwind that turns into a headwind once the sun goes down and the off shore breeze kick in, but even those challenges are mild after the recent event in mile high air.

After struggling for the second year in a row in the rarified air of Denver Colorado, Brogdon and crew know they need to get back in the winning groove and are looking at doing so at Infineon. Denver marked only the second time in the 2011 tour that the team failed to qualify in the top half of the field.

“We just haven’t been able to get a handle on the tune-up we need in Denver,” stated Brogdon, “and it’s certainly frustrating. We tested well up there before the race, but this was the second year in a row that we didn’t get past the first round, and the way we’ve been running this year being out after one round isn’t our norm.”

“The race at Infineon should give Tim Freeman and the guys a chance to turn loose the power that the guys at Cagnazzi’s engine shop have been giving us, and we’re planning on getting the EDGE Pontiac back to going rounds on Sunday. With just 4 races left before we start the countdown we need to start building our momentum now to carry us through those last 6 races that will determine the championship.”

By: brogdon racing


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