Joliet: Morgan Lucas final summary

Lucas Oil Racing Suffers First Round Chicago Blues JOLIET, Ill. (June 11) -- It was a tough day of racing for the Lucas Oil Racing teams of Top Fuel driver, Morgan Lucas and his Funny Car teammate Tony Bartone at the ninth annual CarQuest Auto...

Lucas Oil Racing Suffers First Round Chicago Blues

JOLIET, Ill. (June 11) -- It was a tough day of racing for the Lucas Oil Racing teams of Top Fuel driver, Morgan Lucas and his Funny Car teammate Tony Bartone at the ninth annual CarQuest Auto Parts Nationals at Route 66 Raceway.

Lucas raced Doug Herbert in his opening round of competition and although the 22-year old driver from Brownsburg, Indiana left first on his opponent (.073-.083), by the time he reached the finish line, Herbert had edged him by .1075-of a second. Lucas ran an elapsed time of 4.670 seconds, 284.03 mph to Herbert's time of 4.553 seconds, 323.12 mph. It was only Lucas' second first round loss of the season. Lucas still holds the lead over Herbert in head-to-head competition 6-5.

Likewise, Bartone was in a similar situation against his first round adversary in Funny Car competition, John Force. As both cars tore down the quarter-mile, Force extended his lead over Bartone defeating him with an elapsed time of 4.761 seconds, 325.53 mph. to Bartone's time of 5.201 seconds, 213.64 mph.

-www.morganlucas.com

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Series NHRA
Drivers Doug Herbert , Tony Bartone , John Force , Morgan Lucas