Bristol: Jerry Toliver Saturday notes

ROCKSTAR Energy Drink Toyota Runs 4.894 Seconds BRISTOL, Tenn., July 7,2007 -- Jerry Toliver was smiling after Saturday's nervous fourth qualifying session for Sunday's O'Reilly Thunder Valley Nationals at hot, humid Bristol Dragway. He ...

ROCKSTAR Energy Drink Toyota Runs 4.894 Seconds

BRISTOL, Tenn., July  7,2007 -- Jerry Toliver was smiling after Saturday's
nervous fourth qualifying  session for Sunday's O'Reilly Thunder Valley
Nationals at hot, humid Bristol  Dragway.  He accomplished two goals -- running well
in the Friday night  qualifying session and making the starting line-up.
He put the  ROCKSTAR Energy Drink Toyota Solara into the top 16 with his best
lap  of 4.894 seconds at 309.98 mph under the lights and it held up for 15th.
He  meets Cruz Pedregon (No. 3, 4.831 at 316.60) in the first round.

"It's great to be in the show," said Toliver. "The car performed very well this weekend in difficult conditions. The weather was hot and the track was slippery," said Toliver. "And those are the same conditions we will be getting on race day."

He wouldn't be there if not for his stellar Friday night  run. But he did
have to watch three drivers who weren't qualified make their  final attempts
before his run during Saturday's last session.  "I  was nervous watching them," he
said.  "It was quite a relief when it was  over."

-credit: jt/jls

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Series NHRA
Drivers Cruz Pedregon , Jerry Toliver