Denver: Bob Vandergriff Jr Saturday summary

Morrison, Colo., (July 15, 2006)- The UPS Top Fuel dragster had a rough final day of qualifying at the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway on Saturday afternoon. Battling extreme weather conditions that included a 142 degree ...

Morrison, Colo., (July 15, 2006)- The UPS Top Fuel dragster had a rough final day of qualifying at the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway on Saturday afternoon. Battling extreme weather conditions that included a 142 degree racetrack, ambient temperature of 100 degrees, and an adjusted altitude of 8,305 feet, most fuel teams found it challenging to get the horsepower to the slick track. Driver Bob Vandergriff Jr. had his hands full as he peddled his way through the Colorado quarter mile, producing runs of 7.863/98.46 mph. and 5,744/191.08 mph. After landing his team in the No. 10 position, Vandergriff is looking forward to his first round match-up with rookie Hillary Will.

"Saturday was tough for everyone," explained Vandergriff. "We need to be on our toes on Sunday. Anything can happen, you might run well and get beat or you might run poorly and turn on the win light. One thing is certain, there will be lots of adversity. It is our intention to come out on top.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Bob Vandergriff , Hillary Will