Denver: Gary Densham Saturday summary

Densham looking to turn the tide on the mountain DENVER (July 16, 2005) -- The last run was, well, ugly. But if anyone can turn ugly into a round victory, it's Gary Densham. The driver of the Racebricks.com Chevy Monte Carlo suffered parts...

Densham looking to turn the tide on the mountain

DENVER (July 16, 2005) -- The last run was, well, ugly. But if anyone can turn ugly into a round victory, it's Gary Densham. The driver of the Racebricks.com Chevy Monte Carlo suffered parts damage during an explosion Saturday during the final qualifying session for the 26th annual Mopar Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway. Still, Densham is qualified in the No. 14 spot with a 5.034-second pass at 303.43 going into Sunday's final elimination.

"Having a run like that is so frustrating because this team is making some great progress and now we have to work double-time to get ready for the first round," Densham said. "We just have to figure out why it did what it did and learn from the experience. The best thing is that we are qualified and racing on Sunday. "We have (crew chief) Greg Amaral and (tuning consultant) Rob Flynn working on this Racebricks car and we'll be ready." Densham will face Ron Capps in the first round. Capps earned the No. 3 position with a 4.832 at 318.84. "Bandimere Speedway is a great facility, but it is real hard on the cars," Densham said. "But we race on Sunday because you never know what can happen. Hopefully we can turn a few heads and win from the No. 14 spot."

ESPN2 will air coverage of this weekend's event. Final eliminations can be seen on ESPN2 at 9 p.m. (ET) on Sunday. NHRA 2Day starts at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, also on ESPN2.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Ron Capps , Gary Densham