Joliet: Rod Fuller final report

ROD FULLER DRIVER OF THE CATERPILLAR DRAGSTER Fuller makes his second final-round appearance of the season and will face Tony Schumacher in the final round of the 11th annual Torco Racing Fuels Nationals. First round: 4.540 seconds at 309.34...

ROD FULLER
DRIVER OF THE CATERPILLAR DRAGSTER

Fuller makes his second final-round appearance of the season and will face Tony Schumacher in the final round of the 11th annual Torco Racing Fuels Nationals.

First round: 4.540 seconds at 309.34 MPH (def. D. Kalitta)

Second round: 4.602 seconds at 323.58 MPH (def. T.J. Zizzo)

Semifinals: 4.678 seconds at 316.45 MPH (def. M. Lucas)

Sunday, June 8, 2008 Route 66 Raceway Joliet, Ill.

* Fuller has a 7/8 record (.467) in 15 career final-round appearances. He is 1/0 in final rounds this season after defeating Schumacher in the final round at Madison, Ill. on May 4 (4.525 to 4.583).

* Fuller has a 1/1 record against Schumacher this season. Fuller is 6/10 in 16 career matches against the five-time series champion. Fuller holds a 2/1 record in three career final rounds. Fuller defeated Schumacher in the final round at Memphis to win his first career Top Fuel race in August 2005. Fuller has faced Schumacher more than any other driver during eliminations.

* If Fuller wins, it will be his 100th career round win.

* Fuller has moved to fifth place in the NHRA POWERade standings.

* This is Fuller's first third final round appearance at Route 66 Raceway. He posted a runner-up finish to Scott Kalitta in 2005 and to Larry Dixon last season. He recorded his career-best elapsed time (4.464 second) during qualifying at the Joliet race last June.

-credit: dpm

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Series NHRA
Drivers Larry Dixon , Tony Schumacher , Scott Kalitta , Rod Fuller