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From NBA to NHRA

Updated: May 17, 2001, 9:23 PM ET
Associated Press

Putting away his basketball and jumping into a race car, NBA player Tom Hammonds will open his season this weekend in Englishtown, N.J.

Hammonds The Minnesota Timberwolves' forward is entered in the Pro Stock competition at the Matco Tools SuperNationals.

"My passion for motorsports probably goes all the way back to when I was in middle school," said Hammonds, who qualified for his first race in the 1997 Keystone Nationals. "I grew up watching guys like Lee Shepherd, ...

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