Leading off session two
was Rick McGee and Dan Horan Jr.
McGee put an exclamation mark
on their camshaft change with a 5.761 at just 217.56. Horan did
not improve on his earlier time.
Second pair matched Tyler
Hilton and Brendan Murry.
Hilton improved but not enough.
His 5.90 at 255.63 was good for #9. After decent early numbers
Murry encountered problems and shut off to a 6.98 at 117 which
wasn't even close.
Next out was the undisputed Top
Fuel burnout king, Bret Williamson and the ever improving Pete
Wittenberg who's teamed with east coast standout, Jim Young to
card some crazy numbers.
Albeit qualifying, this was one
hell of a drag race. Wittenberg carded a 5.716 at 250.27 which
was better than his earlier 5.718 at 231.32. That was very impressive
but there was Williamson in the other lane running a career and
car best 5.665 at 252.71 moving him into the #3 hole. Congrats
to Mike Fuller.
Up next were Jim Young
and Phil Ruskowski.
Young went into the #2 spot with
a stout 5.661 at 252.57. Ruskowski couldn't improve on his Q1
6.995 and remained #13.
Next pair to heat the
tires was Jim Murphy and Rick White.
Before the tree Murphy
started smoking the tires.
The last pair out was the new
champ, Mendy Fry and Dusty Green who was not yet qualified.
Settling for nothing less than
#1, Fry/Shelar do just that with a 5.592 at 239.14. Green had
issues and remained a DNQ with a 7.06.
Sorokin fell way short
of his Q1 time and ended up #6 for the time being.
Car Qualifying, Session 3