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A New Ride for Aryan brings renewed confidence

DOHA, Qatar – Bahrain 1 Racing Pro Extreme driver Ali Aryan will be driving a different car this week in Round 4 of the Arabian Drag Racing League’s 2010-11 Championship at Qatar Racing Club in Doha, and the 41-year-old Bahrainian racer is anxious to move up in the points – beginning with qualifying for eliminations.

In both Rounds 1 and 2, Aryan struggled with mechanical issues and failed to qualify. In Round 3, he sat out pending arrival of parts for his previous car. Over the holiday, he was assigned the team’s ’69 Camaro, and the multiple record-setting driver knew he had a “horse in the race that could run laps.”

“I’m definitely ready for this race,” Aryan said. “I’m confident we will qualify this weekend because the Camaro has been running low 3.70’s, so I should be ok.”

Aryan is a multi-faceted driver with experience in several types of racing including Karting, Lumina CSV, Mini Challenge and Autocross, so the idea of switching cars mid-season is not a worry.

“True, I’ve never driven the car before, but, I should have a chance tomorrow to do three or four hits before we start qualifying on Thursday, so I’ll be up to speed.”

With five full races left, Aryan knows that he is far from out of the championship hunt, although the battle is up-hill.

“My goal for the season is to be in the top four in the Championship, and I’ll do whatever it takes to put me there.

“Right now, that starts with qualifying and then going rounds, so that is what we are looking forward to,” Aryan said.

Qualifying is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. local time Thursday, January 6 and conclude Friday January 7 beginning at 2 p.m. followed by three rounds of eliminations.

DOHA, Qatar – Bahrain 1 Racing Pro Extreme driver Ali Aryan will be driving a different car this week in Round 4 of the Arabian Drag Racing League’s 2010-11 Championship at Qatar Racing Club in Doha, and the 41-year-old Bahrainian racer is anxious to move up in the points – beginning with qualifying for eliminations.

In both Rounds 1 and 2, Aryan struggled with mechanical issues and failed to qualify. In Round 3, he sat out pending arrival of parts for his previous car. Over the holiday, he was assigned the team’s ’69 Camaro, and the multiple record-setting driver knew he had a “horse in the race that could run laps.”

“I’m definitely ready for this race,” Aryan said. “I’m confident we will qualify this weekend because the Camaro has been running low 3.70’s, so I should be ok.”

Aryan is a multi-faceted driver with experience in several types of racing including Karting, Lumina CSV, Mini Challenge and Autocross, so the idea of switching cars mid-season is not a worry.

“True, I’ve never driven the car before, but, I should have a chance tomorrow to do three or four hits before we start qualifying on Thursday, so I’ll be up to speed.”

With five full races left, Aryan knows that he is far from out of the championship hunt, although the battle is up-hill.

“My goal for the season is to be in the top four in the Championship, and I’ll do whatever it takes to put me there.

“Right now, that starts with qualifying and then going rounds, so that is what we are looking forward to,” Aryan said.

Qualifying is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. local time Thursday, January 6 and conclude Friday January 7 beginning at 2 p.m. followed by three rounds of eliminations.