Tue, 20 Jan 2009, 11:04 PM
Steve Kent Racing Signs Jerry Eckman
Courtesy of Bob Unkefer
Rodger Brogdon Pro Stock
With the Las Vegas Pro Stock test session and the opening of the 2009 NHRA Full Throttle season
just days away, Steve Kent Racing today announced the signing of Jerry Eckman to the team.
Eckman, himself a former U.S. Nationals Pro Stock champion, brings his years of tuning expertise to
a team that enters the NHRA Pro Stock wars committed to an all out assault on the 2009 schedule.
Eckman will add another level of experience to a team that finds former Comp champion Rodger
Brogdon at the wheel of a 2009 Pro Stock Pontiac GXP out of the Jerry Haas Race Cars shop.
As driver Rodger Brogdon said today, "team owner Steve Kent has worked hard this past year to put
together a complete and competitive Pro Stock team. Virtually every member of this team has held a
winners Wally at the end of a race day, so all of us know how to win. Our engine program is an
expansion and growth of our Comp Eliminator success with Scott Benham and Brian Self putting in
many hours this off season building and testing engines. An engine program, I might add, that has
certainly shown some very promising numbers. Now, by adding Jerry Eckman to our team, we feel that
his wealth of hands-on Pro Stock experience and knowledge adds that final ingredient to complete
what we feel will be a very competitive team to contend for the 2009 Full Throttle Championship."
Steve Kent Racing will test and compete at the 4th annual Las Vegas Pro Stock Showdown January 30 &
31, then head for the 2009 season opener, the Kragen O'Reilly Winternationals in Pomona, CA
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