Columbus: Gary Scelzi Friday summary

HEBRON, Ohio (June 11, 2004) - Gary Scelzi posted two good passes today under humid and slick conditions following a rain delay, ending up No. 7 with a 4.907-second elapsed time at 309.27, despite losing a cylinder on his HEMI-powered Oakley Dodge...

HEBRON, Ohio (June 11, 2004) - Gary Scelzi posted two good passes today under humid and slick conditions following a rain delay, ending up No. 7 with a 4.907-second elapsed time at 309.27, despite losing a cylinder on his HEMI-powered Oakley Dodge Stratus Funny Car in the second qualifying session.

In today's first session at the newly-repaved National Trail Raceway, he hazed the tires at about 500 feet of the quarter-mile, then pedaled it to complete a straight run of 5.222/296.50.

"The HEMI-powered Oakley Dodge ran really well today," he said, "even though it lost a cylinder tonight and we hazed the tires in the first session. (Crew chief) Mike Neff and the team have done a great job and we now have a total of seven good runs, counting the five at Topeka."

Two more qualifying sessions are scheduled for Saturday.

-dsr-

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Series NHRA
Drivers Gary Scelzi , Mike Neff