Following the National
Anthem the first pair out was Rick McGee and Jim Young.
Going in as the heavy
favorite, Young did the unthinkable when he went red. -0.075
McGee dodged a canon
ball as he lit the tires before the 330' mark.
McGee moved to the next
round with a 6.077 at 222.66.
pair pitted #1 Mendy Fry and #8 Tyler Hilton.
Fry left first and never
Hilton started smoking
the tires before the tree.
Fry came out swinging
with low ET of the meet, 5.582 at 258.42.
Out next was Rick White
and Pete Wittenberg. The winner would face Fry in the semis.
Coming back from his burnout
White's ride developed a fuel leak. Despite the efforts of Chuck
Neal and crew, the problem could not be fixed leaving Wittenberg
Wittenberg didn't lay down on
his freebie, his 5.734 at 244.52 was a tune-up for his semi final
match up with the High Speed car.
A dejected Neal crew
were left to push back and head to the pits.
The final pair for round
one was Bret Williamson and Adam Sorokin.
Sorokin was uncharacteristically
late with a 0.112 RT but Williamson was a dime slower with a
Williamson had an aw
shit moment, saved the car and clicked it.
As Sorokin entered the
traps the right bank erupted in flames.
Sorokin took the win
with a 5.889 at 213.70 but it came at a cost.
The veteran Champion team rallied
in the pits with a new bullet and other repairs and were able
to make the call for round 2.
TOP FUEL ROUND
Leading off session two
was Rick McGee and Adam Sorokin.
Sorokin got an eye blink
McGee overtook the Champion car
and notched the win with a 5.748 at 233.12 while Sorokin slowed
to a 6.008 at 182.43.
The final pair to decide who
would meet McGee in the final were Mendy Fry and Pete Wittenberg,
who beat Fry in the final round of the 2018 March Meet. Fry didn't
want that to happen again. However, the difference was that Wittenberg
now has a bad ass hot rod and is capable of running with the
High Speed car.
Wittenberg took a nice
starting line advantage, but Fry chases him down for the win.
Remember the March Meet?
Once again Fry ran low E.T. of
the event (5.554 at 261.62) and gained lane choice over McGee
in the final.
Car Eliminations Rounds 2 & 3