Rockingham Barney Squires; just a little shy

ROCKINGHAM, NC -Barney Squiers, wheeling Roy Singleton's beautiful new Majesty Homes-backed '41 Willy's, came to Rockingham looking to improve on his debut performance at the IHRA's season opener. Squiers was able to put down a good pass in ...

ROCKINGHAM, NC -Barney Squiers, wheeling Roy Singleton's beautiful new Majesty Homes-backed '41 Willy's, came to Rockingham looking to improve on his debut performance at the IHRA's season opener.

Squiers was able to put down a good pass in Friday night's first qualifying session, his excellent 6.470/217.84 effort good enough for the #15 spot. The team felt that their first attempt would be good enough to land them in the field, but as the other teams stepped up, the Singleton/Squiers team knew they would have to come up with a bit more to make it in the tough field.

Unfortunately, the Majesty Homes Racing team slowed a bit in the second session, posting a 6.548/214.48. The combination of a strong 6.461 bump, the quickest ever at 'The Rock', and second fastest in IHRA history, and the cancellation of the third qualifying session conspired to keep the South Carolina-based '41 Willys out of the main event.

Squiers and the Roy Singleton-owned Majesty Homes Racing team may have fallen a tad short in Rockingham, but they are proving to be tough competitors in this, their comeback season in Pro Mod.

The next event on the IHRA tour will take place June 2-4, at Grand Bend Motorplex for the Mopar Parts Canadian Nationals presented by Castrol.

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