Commerce: Rod Fuller Saturday notes

FULLER QUALIFIES CATERPILLAR DRAGSTER SECOND AT ATLANTA COMMERCE, Ga. (April 26, 2008) -- Rod Fuller drove his David Powers-owned Caterpillar dragster to its best qualifying outing of the season as the six-time Top Fuel winner raced to the No. 2...

FULLER QUALIFIES CATERPILLAR DRAGSTER SECOND AT ATLANTA

COMMERCE, Ga. (April 26, 2008) -- Rod Fuller drove his David Powers-owned Caterpillar dragster to its best qualifying outing of the season as the six-time Top Fuel winner raced to the No. 2 qualifying position Saturday at Atlanta Dragway. Fuller used a run of 4.572 seconds on Friday evening to earn the No. 2 position.

Fuller, who earned the pole at Atlanta Dragway last spring (4.506 seconds), clocked his quickest pass of the weekend Friday evening under the lights at Atlanta Dragway when the Las Vegas racer powered his Caterpillar/Matco Tools car to a run of 4.572 seconds at 320.73 mph. During the second day of qualifying at the 28th annual Southern Nationals, crew chief Rob Flynn gave Fuller a 4.6-second bracket car. He recorded identical runs on Saturday afternoon, posting times of 4.634 at 315.12 and 4.634 at 313.29 to remain second in the 16-car order.

"We had a good weekend of qualifying," Fuller said. "We've struggled with our consistency this season, but have seemed to gotten on track with that this weekend. We made two really good runs on Saturday and that gives us confidence heading into race day that we can go some rounds with this CAT car."

Fuller will face off against No. 15 qualifier Terry McMillen in the first round of Top Fuel eliminations at 11 a.m. (ET) on Sunday. The two have never met in eliminations. Fuller has 90 career Top Fuel round wins.

-credit: dpm

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Series NHRA
Drivers Rod Fuller , Terry McMillen