Shreveport Report - Final Qualifying Reports From The IHRA Mopar Parts World Finals Top Fuel Bruce Litton-- Qualifying opened with a bang for the veteran Top Fuel racer, he launched hard and appeared to be on a great run. However, at ...
Shreveport Report - Final Qualifying Reports From The IHRA Mopar Parts World Finals
Bruce Litton-- Qualifying opened with a bang for the veteran Top Fuel racer, he launched hard and appeared to be on a great run. However, at the eighth-mile mark, parts failure set in and the tires lit up with smoke and he slowed to a 5.632/184.57. He ended the first session as the fourth quickest. The final qualifying attempt produced an improvement as he carded a 4.919/307.58, good enough for the fourth spot. He is scheduled to face Mike Smith in the first round.
Paul Romine-- Romine had a great first run and he skated quite a bit on the top end. He corrected enough to crank out a 4.894/237.21. He secured the early lead in qualifying. The previous run did not hold up as the top spot, and, despite a 4.757/295.79 ended up as the second quickest qualifier. He will face Doug McCan in the first round.
John Mancuso-- Mancuso did much better on the first attempt on Saturday. He quickly ascended from the bump spot as he sped to a 6.592/211.96. He secured the second spot going into the final session. The final attempt afforded no improvement and Mancuso ended qualifying as the third quickest and will face Jim McClure in the first round of eliminations. Pro Funny Car
Scott Weney-- Weney was unable to improve on his previous attempt during the third session. He did manage to post a respectable a 6.045/224.92. He was the fourth quickest after the third session. He elected not to run tonight’s qualifying session.
Von Smith-- Smith came out in the third session and while not improving, managed a respectable 6.090/237.34. He retained the third quickest seeding after the third session. He elected not to run the evening session.
Wally Stroupe -- The third session offered no improvement for Stroupe as he ran a 6.531/215.34. He stepped up in the final session and carded a 6.466/216.86, good enough for the 15th spot. He is scheduled to face Fred Hahn in the first round.
Johnny Rocca/Troy Critchley-- Critchley killed two birds with one stone on Saturday’s first session as he not only beat Shannon Jenkins in the first round of the MOPAR PARTS Pro Mod Shootout, but also stepped up in qualifying with a 6.343/220.87. This enabled him to retain the top spot. He failed to improve in the final session with a 6.525/214.93 and still managed to win the Mopar Parts Pro Modified Shootout. They are scheduled to face Tommy Gray in the first round.
Mike Castellana-- The problems continued for Castellana as he was unable to find the right combination for the third qualifying attempt. He slowed to a 23.978/21.56. With one final attempt, he failed to get down the track for the fourth consecutive time with a 14.062/52.27.
Dale Brinsfield-- Brinsfield completely redid his intake overnight and the move didn’t improve his status as he ran a 6.522/215.37. He did improve during the final session, but it was too little, too late with a 6.489/215.51 for a DNQ.
Shannon Jenkins-- Jenkins appeared to be on a great run, but was forced to lift as he drifted near the center-line. This run also was disappointment as Jenkins lost to Critchley in the first round of the MOPAR PARTS Pro Modified Shootout. He went into the last session as the seventh quickest. Jenkins failed to improve as he shut off with a 9.355/80.39. The Iceman is scheduled to meet Steve Vick in the first round.
Ed Hoover -- Hoover didn’t improve on his previous attempt, but did post a 6.388/219.28 in the heat of the day. On that same run, he also took out Quain Stott in the first round of the MOPAR PARTS Pro Modified Shootout. He went into the final session as the third quickest. The Trussell machine stepped up in a big way with a 6.342/221.31, good enough for third. He will face Rickie Smith in the first round.
Tommy Mauney -- Mauney improved on his third attempt with a 6.406/220.42. Not only did he beat Steve Vick in the first round of the Mopar Parts Pro Modified Shootout, he also stepped up to the sixth spot in qualifying. No-one could be rightfully prepared as Mauney came out and scored the quickest-ever nitrous run with a 6.307/222.69. He qualified on the pole and will face Tim McAmis in the first round.
Steve Vick-- Vick was forced to lift on his third attempt as he drifted close to the center-line. He went into the final session as the eighth quickest. He found his combination in the last attempt with a 6.417/218.62, good enough for ninth. Vick will meet Shannon Jenkins in the first round. Pro Stock
John Montecalvo-- Montecalvo continued to make impressive runs during the heat of the day. A 6.708/207.30 was an impressive run for his third qualifying attempt.
Charlie Hunt Racing-- Cheek cranked out a 6.740/205.39 in the third session, but Lee was the quicker of the two with a 6.723/207.50. The final attempt afforded Hunt no reprieve with a 7.523. However, Lee hammered out a 6.669/207 to take the top spot
Larry Snyder--Snyder made his last qualifying attempts aggressive ones. He opened Saturday’s qualifying with a 6.168/220.23. He later improved with a 6.132/217.49. He finished as the top qualifier and will gain the bye run in the first round.
Mark McElwee -- McElwee continued to thrash parts as he slowed to an 8.311/108.23 during the third session. His fourth attempt afforded him no reprieve as he broke on the line. McElwee is scheduled to face Michael Barclay in the first round.