ROUND ONE -
Under some of the best weather
of the weekend, Top Fuel teed up right before round two of funny
car. Hitting the waterbox first was Brendan Murry and Pete Wittenberg.
Both cars left together
with Wittenberg carding the best early numbers.
Wittenberg took the win
with a 5.840 at 221.92,
Pair two found Bret Williamson
paired with Dan Horan Jr.
Williamson got a slight
lead at the hit.
With a substantial lead, Williamson
started having engine issues before the 1000' mark and then bursted
into a ball of flames that lasted all the way to the first return
Due to the lone qualifying session,
two drivers who would normally be in the top half of the field
pitted #1 Mendy Fry and #8 Adam Sorokin.
Sorokin was his usual self with
a stellar 0.048 RT. However, the master was second best as Fry
cut an even better 0.036 light. You will hardly ever see these
kinds of reaction times in a Top Fuel race. Great job both.
We had a drag race until
Sorokin lit the tires
at the 60' mark and was left to watch Fry motor to the traps.
Sorokin recovered and gave chase
but it was way too late to cover Fry's monster 5.696 at 261.42
which was low ET for the round by a ton.
Fry not only took the win but
she had Tim Marshall riding with her. One of Tim's wishes was
to have some of his ashes in Mendy's chute at the March Meet.
The final pair of round one had
reigning series champion Jim Murphy and Rick White in his first
race after a year sabbatical.
White got a jump on Murphy
and held the lead for an eighth mile.
Sending gifts to the aluminum
gods Murphy scored the win with a 5.840 at 231.08 with White
having his own problems carding a 6.228 at 242.71.
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