Las Vegas: Cagnazzi Racing Friday summary

Coughlin Barely Nudges Connolly Out of Top Spot In First Day Pro Stock Qualifying at Las Vegas LAS VEGAS, April 13, 2007 -- Bravo! Brands Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BRVO): Jeg Coughlin and Dave Connolly have been working hard this season, ...

Coughlin Barely Nudges Connolly Out of Top Spot In First Day Pro Stock Qualifying at Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS,  April 13, 2007 -- Bravo! Brands Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BRVO):
Jeg Coughlin and  Dave Connolly have been working hard this season, attempting
to get their Pro  Chevy Cobalts to run as close to the same as possible.  They
succeeded in  Friday's second qualifying session of the SummitRacing.com
Nationals at The  Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
First it was Connolly, whose  Torco Racing Fuels/Slammers Ultimate Milk
Cobalt produced an elapsed time of  6.733 seconds at 203.49 mph.  On the next run,
Coughlin's Slammers Ultimate  Milk Cobalt also ran 6.733 seconds, but he took
the provisional No. 1 qualifying  spot with a faster speed, 204.79 mph.  This
is the third consecutive race  where the Delaware, Ohio-based driver has led
the qualifiers after two  runs.

"Our second session was run later than what we anticipated and our cars like it when the track gets a little cooler. The track was just outstanding and Tommy Utt, Roy Simmons and Victor Cagnazzi, our crew chiefs at Cagnazzi Racing, did an outstanding job for both Dave's car and my car. That's a real tribute to everyone at the shop."

Two more runs are  on the docket Saturday to see if Coughlin can maintain his
hold on first place  going into Sunday's eliminations.
"This is a whole team effort,"  added Connolly, of Elyria, Ohio.  "We felt
we had two good cars and we  believed we had every chance of making them run
identically.  We spent a  lot of time testing at Farmington (N.C.) and learned a
lot. We learned more  about what was wrong with our cars and we were able to
get a handle on  it."

They are third and fourth in NHRA POWERade Series points, Connolly with 252 and Coughlin with 217.

"We aren't counting  anything yet," said Coughlin.  "We'll have to do our
homework and prepare  for our third qualifying run."

-credit: cr

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