First pair out of the
waterbox was Dan Horan Jr. and Matt Bynum.
Bynum carded a 5.737 at 259.21
which put him #5 for the day while Horan was right there with
a 5.771 at 248.43 that landed him #8.
Second pair matched Shawn Van
Horn in his Choo Choo Mama '77 Trans AM and Tim Nemeth from BC.
Nemeth ran a 5.90 at 252 which
did not improve on his Q1 time. Van Horn coasted through with
a 6.686 at 166.54.
Next out was Tony Jurado for
the second pass in his new car. Another newbee was in the other
lane, Matt Melendez.
On his first full pass Jurado
ran a solid 5.794 at 244.52. Melendez was right there with a
5.825 at 233.32.
pair featured Geoff Monise and Bobby Cottrell.
Cottrell's 5.91 did not improve
on his earlier 5.73 so he stayed #6 for the day. Monise's 5.939
at 236.92 just missed Friday's cut.
Next pair through the
waterbox was Jon Capps and Bill Windham.
Windham carded a 5.885 at 245.18
while the woes for Smokey's Darkside continued as Capps could
only muster a 6.282 at 225.26 while oiling down the track. Yawn.
The next pair was supposed to
be Ryan Konno and Billy Morris but both had issues on or after
Morris had a premature
Because of Morris, Konno was
forced to shut off but had the option to run at the end of the
With the sun fading away
it was Ryan Hodgson and Brad Thompson.
Neither driver improved
over their earlier times. Hodgson #9, Thompson #13.
Next pair was Jeff Arend
and John Hale.
Tire shake, done.
Once again neither car improved
over Q1. Arend stayed #2 with his 5.714 while Hale shut off after
tire shake and ended up #4 with his earlier 5.736.
With the session running
down it was Cory Lee and Jeff Udderback.
Neither Lee or Utterback
came close to improving. Cory in, Jeff out for Friday.
Next to last pair featured
Mike Halstead and Kris Krabill.
Halstead ripped off a 5.74 at
248.94 but it was a DQ for oil on the track. Krabill suffered
the same fate, his 5.98 at 214.76 was also tossed.
After another extensive oil down
clean up it was Marc Meadors and Jason Rupert. At this point
most of the photographers were at the Double Tree for the Honorees
Meadors improved with a 5.890
at 244.96. Rupert really stepped up to the #3 spot with a 5.733
Konno finished up the night.
Konno's 5.85 didn't improve on
his earlier 5.750 but it did establish they had a consistent
race car. Closed the day #7.
Fuel Session 2
Make Your Reservations