Brogdon pleased with MAVTV Camaro's progress at Lucas Oil Nationals
BRAINERD, MN – The renovation of Rodger Brogon's MAVTV Pro Stock program is proceeding ahead of schedule.
At this weekend's Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals, Brogdon unveiled a new Chevy Camaro body and a new engine program with little testing before heading to Brainerd International Raceway. Brogdon qualified 14th in the field and made a good showing in his first round loss to Mike Edwards on Sunday.
"We might be ahead of where we thought we would be," Brogdon said. "We've got a long ways to go still, but I think we made good progress."
In Round 1, Edwards got the jump at the line and moved to a 6.568 second finish at 210.01 mph. Brogdon ran a 6.615 at 208.81 mph.
Brogdon said the weekend racing against other cars gave the team a better handle on where they stack up relative to the rest of the Pro Stock field.
"We're not as far behind as I thought we were," Brogdon said. "We ran closer to some of these people than I expected considering the very little time we had to prepare for this race.
"We'll get better. We have a good team together."
The MAVTV team is going to head straight to Michigan to test for a couple of days with a mind toward swapping some parts around to see what's going to help the car.
"We're going to Martin for a couple of days next week," Brogdon said. "It's going to give us a chance to experiment with parts we haven't had time to try yet. We've not tried different shocks or hood scoops. There's a lot of stuff we need to look at.
"The nose of that Camaro is so different than anything we've dealt with before, we've got to see what it likes. I've got a good feeling that we'll be able to pick up a couple of hundredths (of a second) by the time we leave there."
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