DENVER, pre-race: The last three national events on the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series tour have been pure torture for Connie Cohen. She's a racer, not a spectator, and she doesn't enjoy being on the sidelines The rider of the CMKXtreme Pro Stock Suzuki has been out of action since a top end incident in Atlanta in May and the lack of being able to compete has her very eager to return to the quarter-mile in Denver.
Cohen attempted to return to action at the last NHRA national event in St. Louis, even going so far as having a special cast made for her broken wrist to help her control the bike. But the NHRA officials refused to let her race sighting safety concerns and Cohen disappointedly was forced to return home to Connecticut and prepare for the grueling western swing.
"We were really hoping that we would get a chance to race in St. Louis," said Cohen. "Hopefully my wrist will be in good enough shape for us to race in Denver and Sonoma. Those are two of my favorite tracks and we have lots of fans and friends on the west coast and I hope we'll be able to put on a good show for all of them."
Cohen's CMKXtreme Suzuki has been completely repaired by her husband and crew chief, Marc Cohen, and the bike is good as new and ready to race. Hopefully the Connecticut couple will get a chance to return to action in Denver.