there were eight. First up were Cory Lee and Tony Jurado.
The leave was basically
a coin toss.
had the better early numbers and just pulled away.
Jurado took the win with a 5.776
at 220.66. I'm guessing Lee had to pedal once and then tryed
to run Tony down. According to his time, a 5.819 a 259.86
he came damn close to doing it.
Pair two pitted Billy
Morris and Nathan Sitko.
Both cars left together.
In one helluva drag race, Morris
just nosed out Sitko with 5.601 at 249.07 to a very close 5.653
When James Day was unable to
make the call, Bobby Cottrell was out for a single and a free
trip to the semis.
As is Bucky's style, he told
Bobby to run it and run it he did, moving to the semis with a
5.589 at 250.83 was Mr. Cottrell.
Final pair matched Bynum
Both cars left together.
Boychuk pulled away as Bynum
had some issues from the gate. Tim moved on to the semi with
a 5.711 at 246.26 while Matt coasted through with a 7.420 at
Down to four, first pair
pitted Tyler Hilton and Pete Wittenberg.
Hilton left first by a tad but
it mattered not, Wittenberg was up in smoke before the tree.
Hilton clicked it early
to a 5.788 at 210.34 then a late chute.
Paired up to see who would meet
Hilton in the final were supposed to be Pete Kaiser and Adam
Sorokin. Unfortunately Sorokin's mount was not able to make the
call after a bad fire in their E1 win. The Horan car singled
to the final.
Crew chief, tuner and now driver
Kaiser took Dan Horan Jr.s late model hemi car to an abbreviated
7.056 at 130.77. Fritz will meet Tyler.
I have to say it ... the thought
on most everybody's mind was, here goes Bobby to another final.
However he was not on a single and a healthy Tony Jurado was
in the other lane.
Sure enough Cottrell got a huge
jump (0.055 to a 0.169) and appeared to be heading to the short
end of the sand trap, ie the finish line.
And now why we don't race on
paper. Between A&B the green car encountered a problem and
it woud be Jurado moving
into his first pro final. His 5.808 at 253.61 was vulnerable
but held up as Cottrell coasted through with a 7.059 at 136.69.
Boliling down to the
best, it was Morris and Boychuk to vie for a finals slot.
Morris stopped the clocks with
a flawless 5.620 at 244.60 to move into his first pro final.
Boychuk slowed to a game 5.853 at 219.72.
CAR, TOP FUEL & AA/FA FINALS
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