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Brandon Foster Makes Most of New England Nationals

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For rookie of the year contender Brandon Foster every race is a chance to get better and make a statement. This weekend at the NHRA New England Nationals Foster and the Aqua Prop backed Chevrolet Camaro Pro Stock racecar took advantage of some tricky track conditions to continue to improve with their KB Titan Racing powered Camaro. After two days of qualifying, which Foster cut short by one round to attend to business interests in his home state of Oklahoma, the Aqua Prop Camaro was the 14th quickest Pro Stocker on the property.

“I had to stay in Oklahoma Friday morning, but we got to the track just in time for Q2,” said Foster. “Racing is my passion, but I sometimes have to take care of business to be able to race. I want to thank my crew guys for having everything ready for me and we came out and made a solid run. That’s 5.583 second pass gave us something to build on. I haven’t been in the car for a while, but it all came right back to me.”
 
Foster who was making his fifth start of his rookie season but only his third national event in the traditional side by side racing format.  The Aqua Prop Camaro competed admirably in the two four-wide nationals but skipped the Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 Nationals two weeks ago.
 
“Every new driver needs seat time and I am no different,” said Foster. “I am comfortable in the race car, but I just need to make passes. It was cool to race at New England Dragway for the first time. The crowd was amazing on Saturday and today for the race. Pulling our race car through the crowd of thousands of fans was pretty cool.”
 
In the opening round Foster drew KB Titan Racing teammate Dallas Glenn, who yesterday won the Mission #2Fast2Tasty Challenge, in a No. 14 versus No. 3 match-up. Both cars have equal powerplants and it was a showcase race for two of the newest drivers in Pro Stock. Glenn on the jump off the starting line and Foster was not able to make up the difference. Foster’s time of 6.603 seconds was just a little slower than his best qualifying time and not enough to get to the finish line in front of Glenn’s quicker 6.569 second run.
 
“Dallas was rookie of the year a few years ago so he is a great competitor,” said Foster. “You want to get better racing against quality opponents. I think this weekend we made some improvements as a team and we will be right back at it in a few days in Bristol. I am really excited about that since we will be able to get right back into the groove.”
 
Foster and the Aqua Prop Camaro will be on track Friday for two qualifying runs to start the Super Grip Thunder Valley Nationals from Bristol Dragway. Saturday will feature two more qualifying runs as Foster tries to ensure he is one of the 16 quickest Pro Stock cars racing for the iconic Wally on race day on Sunday, June 9.

This story was originally published on June 3, 2024. Drag Illustrated

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