Columbus: Tom Bradford Friday summary

Bradford Mid-Pack in Columbus Tom Bradford started day 1 of Pro Stock Motorcycle qualifying at the NHRA Springnationals slowly, but improved to a mid-pack position by the end of the day. "Nothing really changed from Atlanta to here," Bradford...

Bradford Mid-Pack in Columbus

Tom Bradford started day 1 of Pro Stock Motorcycle qualifying at the NHRA Springnationals slowly, but improved to a mid-pack position by the end of the day. "Nothing really changed from Atlanta to here," Bradford said about his Q1 pass, which posted a 60 foot time of only 1.15.

qualifying round 1

"We're still struggling to get off the starting line. It was instantly spinning the tire, I mean a ton of wheel speed." That wheel speed carried through to the end and gave Bradford big MPH, but killed the ET. Tom was not qualified.

The team had tried to address the problem in the shop, but their changes didn't help. "We dug a little deeper and it was a setting on the 2-step," said Bradford, who leapt off the line with a 1.08 60 foot in round 2

qualifying round 2

"Nothing made sense in Atlanta," continued Bradford. "We could not get a tune-up. But I'm ecstatic we found it and punched back in the show in eleventh. And now Jim Schneider can work with the clutch. He was pulling his hair out 'cause nothing was working. I'm looking for Jim to put us in the 1.07 range again and we'll run 7.0s tomorrow.

"All in all, it was a good first day. We're eleventh, we'd like to be stepping it up, but we just need more runs."

-www.halspa.com

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