First pair to
see who would go to the final was Bill Dunlap and Jim Murphy
who are the two oldest drivers in NTF.
got a full tenth on the tree leaving Dunlap to play catch up.
In the traps,
try as he did, Dunlap could not overcome the early deficit. Murphy
carded a 5.642 at 245.18 holeshot win. Dunlap ran the quickest
pass in High Speed Motorsports history but it wasn't enough.
Murphy's MOV: 0.0660 seconds (approximately 25 feet).
In spite of the
loss, the entire HSMS team was very pleased with the new cars
performance and can't wait for the March Meet.
The other pair
to see who would meet Murphy in the final were Tony Bartone and
left first as he most always does leaving Bartone to chase.
finally caught up at the point and proceeded to power on by.
from the fire repair started to exit stage right.
with another great pass. His 5.685 at 254.14 covered Sorokin's
game 5.815 at 234.74.
Car Semi Finals
it was four in funny car, first up Jason Rupert and Rick Rogers.
a 0.046 light Rogers grabbed a 3 hundredth advantage.
Rogers experienced problems and shut off before the 330' mark.
5.637 at 256.16 moved him into the final.
pair matched up Kris Krabill and Ryan Hodgson.
was out first by six hundreds.
the convincing win with a sterling 5.629 at 255.34 serving notice
to Rupert that team Bucky will be a worthy foe in the final.
Had they left together this would have been a really close drag
race as Hodgson's 5.696 at 252.00 was right there.