Car Qualifying Session Two
With all the
delays of the day, the second session for Funny Car did not go
off until the sun was almost gone. Being that NHRA has a "no
flash" rule only Bob Brown tackled the conditions and shot
what he could of the cars that did run. Not ideal coverage, but
far better than nothing. Thanks, Bob.
The rest of our
team put the priority on the Honorees Ceremony at the Double
Tree Hotel. That coverage was for Cacklefest.com.
evening session was led off by Matt Bynum on a single.
Pair two featured Bobby
Cottrell and Steve Densham.
Densham had problems early unlike
Cottrell who went to the head of
the class with a sterling 5.563 at 256.06.
the qualifying bar raised quite high, the next pair was Don Hudson
and Mark Sanders.
Sanders moved to the top half
of the field with a 5.705 at 247.66 while Hudson fell a tad short
of the 16 car field.
out was Danny Gerber and Jeff Utterback.
Next pair through the
waterbox was Rian Konno and James Day.
Neither car improved.
their second attempt was Shawn Bowen and Barrie Young.
Young shut off after
the burnout leaving Bowen
was Brad Thompson and Rick Rogers who shut off after his burnout.
The next pair was Chris
Davis and Mike Peck.
pair trying to break into the top 16 were Rob Markworth and Bill Windham.
Next out was Dan Horan
and John Hale.
Horan went to #2 with a 5.662
at 257.53 while Hale jumped into the pool with a 5.712 at 250.32.
out was Tim Nemeth and Kris Krabill .
with a 5.83 at 240.34 while Krabill once again experienced problems
and shut off to a 6.36 at 185.35.
Winding down into the
darkness, the next to last out was Jon Capps.
pair was Mike Halstead and Jason Rupert.
issues and clicked it early. Rupert ripped off a 5.57 at 244.58,
a time that would have moved him into the #2 had he not blown
a second engine once again oiling the track and negating the