Saturday - Qualifying
With no relief
in the heat (but solid data from Friday) the second qualifying
session found Randy Bridges paired with Joe Krupinsky in his
Bridges may want
to think about some lead on the front end as for the second run
in a row he yanked the front wheels at the hit only this time
he carried them well past the 60' mark giving him the event "Wheelie
Award". Krupinsky was very weak on his leave.
car came close to making the show.
out was Rick Rogers in Butch Blair's "Fugowie" and
cars had decent leaves....
Pair three featured Denver Schutz and
for his first attempt, Ernest McClain in the Mill Road Boys entry.
cars had decent early numbers.
Schutz went on
to record the first 5 second run of the weekend and for the moment,
go #1 with a 5.962 at 229.00. McClain ran a 6.131 at 226.39 which
would ultimately be good for the #7 spot.
vs West when Howard Haight and Brendan Murry tried to make the
had the better early numbers.
Haight went to
#2 with a 5.995 at 242.15 while Murry's 6.443 left him out of
the show with one shot left.
pair for the second session was Roger Lechtenberg and Dave Miller.
car got the leave they were looking for.
the 60' clocks on Radar steadily pulled ahead.
a safe 6.089 at 234.53 while Miller remained on the outside with
a 6.421 at 228.77.
Some cars chose
to sit out this session so the final three cars all had singles
due to the mandatory lane swap during qualifying. The first single
was Troy Green.
pipe cleaned up at the hit and Green had a decent 60' time.
5.986 at 249.39 would ultimately land Green in the #4 spot.
out was Brad Thompson.
In spite of the
high temps, the track was in excellent condition and Thompson's
leave racked up good early numbers.
Right down Broadway
Thompson went low for the event with a great (for the conditions)
5.897 at 254.38.
car in session two was Keith Burgan.
had possibly his best leave ever.
But for reasons
he only knows the run was aborted and he coasted to a 6.753 at
Saturday - Qualifying
The final session
held before Cacklefest and in a little cooler air started with
Brendan Murry and Keith Burgan.
they staged neither car was in the show.
had better numbers early while Burgan was way on the soft side.
of clicking it early Murry still carded a 6.146 at just 200.14
this bumped out Dave Miller and put Brandon #8. Burgan could
still not get from A to B and coasted thru with a 6.758 at 177.32
which was far from making the show.
The second pair
of four were just trying to improve their positions for Sunday
were Roger Lechtenberg and Rick Rogers.
cars left hard and stayed together to the stripe.
stout 5.924 at 223.99 putting him in the #2 spot. Rogers carded
a 6.011 at 242.06 to land in the #6 hole.
pair pitted Lincoln Hassell and Joe Krupinski... neither
car was in.
numbers pretty well spelled doom for both drivers.
at 179.30 was not close and Krupinski did not receive a
time. Both would be spectating on Sunday.
The final pair
of the final session was the #1 qualifier Brad Thompson and Dave
Miller who needed to to better than a 6.146 to make the show.
to set the best time even lower was foiled by a fuel leak which
forced a shut down.
just didn't have it and coasted thru with a 12.33 and the field
1. Brad Thompson 5.897 @ 254.38
2. Roger Lechtenberg 5.924 @ 223.99
3. Denver Schutz 5.962 @ 229.00
4. Troy Green 5.986 @ 249.39
5. Howard Haight 5.995 @ 242.15
6. Rick Rogers 6.011 @ 242.06
7. Ernest McClain 6.131 @ 226.39
8. Brendan Murry 6.146 @ 200.14
Dave Miller 6.421
Keith Bergen 6.753
Lincoln Hassell 6.970
Joe Krupinski 7.767
Randy Bridges 10.701
Qualifying - Page 1
Eliminations & Other Cars - Page 3