Dean Goforth may have been the runner up at the ADRL Virginia event, but he didnt feel like he lost, he felt determined. Taking out son and teammate Cary in the first round, David Schorr in the second round, Todd Hoerner in the 3rd round, Dean was ready for the final against Richie Stevens. cutting a good light can make all the difference in a 1/8th mile race, and Dean left the line first but wasn’t able to hold off Stevens when the car slowed down. “I might not be taking home the trophy, but I think I proved that even at almost 68 years old I’m here to win races, and I’m chasing the championship this year, and with only 185 points between the first 3 spots, I’m more determined than ever,”said Dean. “I believe in our team, we have been to 2 final rounds this year and I’m third in points, so let this be a warning to all the other extreme Pro Stock competitors I am on a mission and I’m going to knock over anyone who gets in my way, and that includes my son Cary. I want the championship.”
While Dean is determined he is not alone in the hunt for the championship and standing between Dean and Richie the current points leader going into the Michigan event is Cary Goforth, who is just 105 points in front of Dean and just 80 points behind Stevens, the younger Goforth would like to End the season with a 2nd championship, “I had to run against dad in the 1st round at Virginia, and the car shook in the middle slowing us down, our goal this year is to meet in a final round, I know Dad is more determined than I have seen him in years past, so we have to be on our toes.”
“This year has been all about the family, Dads off season illness really showed us what is important, losing Bert Jackson last year also drove home the fact that we never know what will happen in the future, and dad will be turning 68 this month if he could pull off winning the championship, it would make John force look like a kid,” said Cary.
Goforth Racing is supported by the following sponsors of our race family, and we need to thank them for having confidence in our team, Lithium Pro Batteries, Sonny’s Racing Engines, Access Employer Services, Mickey Thompson Tires, and Deans Casing Service. Without the support of these sponsors none of this would be possible
Goforth Racing consists of the following: Dean Goforth, Cary Goforth, Chris Goforth, Brian “Lump” Self, Jason Roberts, Keith Harr, Herb Bailey, Russ Van Pelt, and Scott Benham, and is supported by the employees of Deans Casing Service and members of the Goforth family.
The American Drag Racing League (ADRL) will be presented free and live online at www.ADRL.us from start to finish during its highly-anticipated 2012 season. Working with Tyrant Productions for the 2012 ADRL Tour, the world’s premier eighth-mile drag racing league announced on Thursday that each of its 10 events will feature a live, high-quality stream, capturing every run of qualifying and each elimination match up.
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