Chad Head is doing a terrible job of looking like a rookie driver, especially at AAA Famosa Raceway in Bakersfield. In two races in his freshman season, the son of famed NHRA Full Throttle Funny Car driver Jim Head has won a race and is now qualified No. 1 at the California Hot Rod Reunion.
“It’s a pretty awesome feeling just to be able to race and to be No. 1 makes it even better,” said Head of his first career pole position. “You go up there knowing the No. 16 guy is gunning for you and when you get someone like I did the caliber of James Day, just makes the challenge even greater. You just have to go up there and do the best you can and never take anyone lightly.”
Consistency, as Head put it, was his foremost objective headed into this event in Bakersfield. With consistency he felt every accolade would just fall into place.
“Repeat is the name of the game,” Head said. “Repetition everywhere from staging to shifting … consistency is the name of the game. I didn’t do such a game shifting on Friday but made up for it on Saturday. I think I shifted on time … must have … I didn’t get yelled at. If that didn’t happen, means I did halfway right.”
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