Brainerd: Jerry Toliver Saturday notes

ROCKSTAR Energy Drink Toyota Runs 4.843 Seconds BRAINERD, Minn, Aug. 11, 2007 -- Jerry Toliver's quickest run in the ROCKSTAR Energy Drink Toyota Solara Funny Car Saturday on a tricky Brainerd International Raceway racing surface put him eighth...

ROCKSTAR Energy Drink Toyota Runs 4.843 Seconds

BRAINERD, Minn, Aug. 11, 2007 -- Jerry Toliver's quickest run in the ROCKSTAR Energy Drink Toyota Solara Funny Car Saturday on a tricky Brainerd International Raceway racing surface put him eighth in the starting line-up for Sunday's Lucas Oil Nationals. He was timed in 4.843 seconds at 317.19 mph.

"I'm pretty excited," said the personable Toliver. "The gremlins we've had in the car are gone and we finally showed what kind of race car we have."

Toliver races Tommy Johnson (No. 9, 4.863 at 313.44) in the first round.

"We might have done better on that run," added Toliver, "if we hadn't been the first pair down the track. Dale (Armstrong, crew chief) pushed the tune-up as hard as he could to see what we could get away on our last run (when the tires lost traction early in the run). I think we have a pretty good handle on the tune-up for Sunday."

-credit: jtr

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Series NHRA
Drivers Tommy Johnson , Jerry Toliver