Columbus: Larry Dixon Friday summary

From the Snake Pit Dixon and the Miller Lite dragster anxious for Saturday qualifying at the 39TH Annual Pontiac Nationals COLUMBUS, OH (June 13) - Friday the 13th proved to be just that for defending Pontiac Excitement Nationals Top Fuel ...

From the Snake Pit

Dixon and the Miller Lite dragster anxious for Saturday qualifying at the 39TH Annual Pontiac Nationals

COLUMBUS, OH (June 13) - Friday the 13th proved to be just that for defending Pontiac Excitement Nationals Top Fuel Defending Champion Larry Dixon and the Miller Lite dragster. Today during the only qualifying session at the 39th Annual Pontiac Excitement NHRA Nationals in Columbus, OH, Dixon experienced some difficulties with the dragster and never left the start line.

A tiny piece of debris inside the fuel nozzle prevented the car from starting properly during the first qualifying session Friday. Evening thundershowers shattered the hopes of a second, more successful qualifying session.

You've watched Dixon enough times to know that before going down the track, crew chief Dick LaHaie will carefully examine the car. After this final inspection LaHaie will tap the roll bar indicating Dixon is good to go. Dixon never received the tap.

"It's a sign to go ahead and stage, the guys are all done prepping the car and ready to go. We didn't get that far, because the car wasn't ready to go," said Dixon."

"If he sent the car a lot of bad things could've happened. At best you'd be oiling down the track and at worst you could ruin a racecar over it. We'll fix it and come back tomorrow, that seems a lot easier."

-www.snakeracing.com-

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Series NHRA
Drivers Larry Dixon , Dick LaHaie