Englishtown: Dave Connolly Saturday summary

SKULL GEAR Pro Stock Driver Qualifies Seventh ENGLISHTOWN, N.J., June 17, 2006 -- Dave Connolly wasn't the quickest qualifier in the quickest NHRA Pro Stock starting lineup in history but he did register the best run on a hot and tricky Old...

SKULL GEAR Pro Stock Driver Qualifies Seventh

ENGLISHTOWN, N.J., June 17, 2006 -- Dave Connolly wasn't the quickest qualifier in the quickest NHRA Pro Stock starting lineup in history but he did register the best run on a hot and tricky Old Bridge Township Raceway Park racing surface Saturday afternoon while preparing for Sunday's K&N Filters SuperNationals.

Connolly's SKULL GEAR Chevy Cobalt was timed in 6.670 seconds at 207.59 mph in the same type of weather conditions expected Sunday. He posted his best time here Friday, 6.665 seconds at at career-best 207.94 mph that put him seventh overall. He races No. 10 V. Gaines, 6.671 at 206.48 mph.

"That (Saturday afternoon) run wasn't bad," said Connolly. "We had been struggling and hadn't made a good run all weekend. We finally made one. The car was strong to 330 feet and stayed there. We were working on our race day setup and things seemed to pan out. There aren't any easy runs on Sunday."

The quickest field went from Allen Johnson's 6.645 seconds to No. 16 Mark Pawuk's 6.686.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Allen Johnson , Dave Connolly