Englishtown: Gary Scelzi Saturday summary

SCELZI NO. 4 QUALIFIER IN ENGLISHTOWN ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. (June 17, 2006) - Gary Scelzi drove the Mopar/Oakley Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car to No. 4 in qualifying for the K&N Filters SuperNationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway, following three of...

SCELZI NO. 4 QUALIFIER IN ENGLISHTOWN

ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. (June 17, 2006) - Gary Scelzi drove the Mopar/Oakley Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car to No. 4 in qualifying for the K&N Filters SuperNationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway, following three of four solid qualifying passes.

The reigning POWERade Drag Racing Series Funny Car champion posted his quickest lap Friday night, a 4.811-second elapsed time at 321.50 mph.

Scelzi's first attempt delivered a 5.016/299.26, the third a tire-smoking 6.170/148.67, and in the final session, in the "as advertised" hot and humid Englishtown, N.J., conditions, he pulled out the second quickest pass of that round, a stellar 4.824/323.66.

"I like our chances," said Scelzi, of finally winning a national event at this track. "The Mopar/Oakley Dodge has gone down the track every time but once, and, in the one that it didn't, we were trying to go a little too much and the sun came out and kind of caught us off guard.

"We know where we're not going to go tomorrow. A 4.82 is just fine for us right now. Lights (reaction times) are good, the car's good, and, again, it's 'execute' and see what we can do tomorrow."

Scelzi will meet Cruz Pedregon in the first round of eliminations on Sunday.

-dsr-

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series NHRA
Drivers Gary Scelzi , Cruz Pedregon