Norwalk Day Two Qualifying Report

Top Fuel Bruce Litton-- Litton will make his qualifying runs on Saturday per IHRA procedures that have limited the nitro-burning dragsters to two qualifying attempts. Top Fuel Harley-Davidson John Mancuso-- Mancuso failed to make it in...

Top Fuel

Bruce Litton-- Litton will make his qualifying runs on Saturday per IHRA procedures that have limited the nitro-burning dragsters to two qualifying attempts.

Top Fuel Harley-Davidson

John Mancuso-- Mancuso failed to make it in the field after his first attempt. He smoked the tire and recovered, but a hard-charging 7.379/198.82 was only good enough for the second alternate position.

Pro Funny Car

Scott Weney-- Weney opened qualifying with more excitement than one should care to handle. While he launched straight and true, Jimmy Rector had problems and covered every square inch of his own lane. Weney never faltered and stormed to a 6.07 at 229 miles per hour.

Von Smith-- Smith made an impressive baseline run during the Friday session, which opened qualifying for the team due to Thursday’s rain. He reeled off a 6.01 at 235 miles per hour.

Pro Modified Wally Stroupe -- Stroupe improved his qualifying status during the second session with a 6.483/215.72 lap during the second session. He stood at 13th in the 16-car field..

Johnny Rocca/Troy Critchley-- After running off of the top end during Thursday’s session, Critchley came back with a 6.580/210.93, which was good enough for the 19th spot.

Mike Castellana-- Castellana was one of the drivers that made two laps on Friday because of Thursday’s rain. He made up for his morning shortcomings by hammering out a 6.493/216.06, which put him into the 15th spot in the program.

Dale Brinsfield-- Brinsfield appears to be on a mission to capture the mile per hour world record. He failed to improve with a 6.478 elapsed time, but his 223.39 mile per hour charge caught the attention of every Pro Modified team on the grounds. He stands as the second quickest.

Shannon Jenkins-- Jenkins failed to improve on his earlier qualifying performance, but a 6.434/216.17 was enough incentive for him to continue in the direction that he is going with the tune-up. He finished the day in third.

Ed Hoover -- Hoover had a rollercoaster ride of emotions during the second session. He first got in the field with a 6.500/216.00, and that put him in the 14th spot. However, three cars improved and he was bumped to second alternate.

Tommy Mauney-- Mauney was hard pressed to improve on his first attempt, but he remained consistently at the top of the pack with a 6.408/220.51.

Pro Stock

John Montecalvo-- Montecalvo was excellent in his first qualifying attempt as he nailed down the top spot right off of the bat with a 6.753/205.19.

Charlie Hunt Racing-- The Fords of Charlie Hunt opened qualifying with respectable baseline runs. Tom Lee was the quicker of the two as he racked up a 6.764/205.54, good enough for the second spot. Floyd Cheek didn’t fare as well, but his 6.794/203.86 was good enough for the seventh spot.

Super Eliminator

John Long -- Long opened qualifying with a 6.593//205.04, which continues to show improvement for the Greg Good-owned dragster. He ended the first session as the 11th quickest.

Larry Snyder-- Snyder showed why he was at the top of the game after the first session by pacing qualifying in the early going with a 6.226/213.94.

Mark McElwee - McElwee never has a dull moment on the starting line. The freshman driver left the start with the front wheels a foot in the air and stormed to a 6.286/214.86, good enough for the fourth spot.

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Series Drag
Drivers Scott Weney , Johnny Rocca , Bruce Litton , John Montecalvo , Ed Hoover , Shannon Jenkins , Troy Critchley , Von Smith , John Long