Indy ORP: Jerry Toliver final report

Toliver Loses Close One at U.S. Nationals Jerry Toliver came close to picking up an opening-round Funny Car win over Tony Pedregon in Monday's opening round of the Mac Tools U.S. National at O' Reilly Raceway Park, but he arrived at the...

Toliver Loses Close One at U.S. Nationals

Jerry Toliver came close to picking up an opening-round Funny Car win over Tony Pedregon in Monday's opening round of the Mac Tools U.S. National at O' Reilly Raceway Park, but he arrived at the finish line four-hundredths of a second too late.

"That was disappointing,"  said Toliver, driver of the ROCKSTAR Energy Drink
Toyota Solara, "but I am very  proud of the crew.  We showed we are coming
together as a team.  It  doesn't happen over night."
Toliver, who qualified ninth, stopped the  clock in 4.954 seconds at 313.00
mph but failed to catch Pedregon, who won with  a 4.944 at 270.16 mph.
"We are in better shape then we have ever  been as a team and we are looking
ahead to our next race in Memphis (Sept.  14-16)," he added.

-credit: jtr

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Series NHRA
Drivers Tony Pedregon , Jerry Toliver