Las Vegas II: Harold Martin Friday summary

Martin Starts Strong, Sits Seventh on Friday in Las Vegas Harold Martin and the ACDelco Pro Mod Pontiac Racing team faced several challenges heading into the first day of qualifying at the ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas, NV.

Martin Starts Strong, Sits Seventh on Friday in Las Vegas

Harold Martin and the ACDelco Pro Mod Pontiac Racing team faced several challenges heading into the first day of qualifying at the ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas, NV. Entering his first AMS Staff Leasing Challenge event in over two years, the Michigan racer would be facing opponents who had competed on the NHRA circuit for the entire season. In addition, as only his second race at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Martin would need to quickly find the combination to match his 2,500-horsepower to the Nevada quarter-mile.

Fortunately, Martin responded in fine fashion, recording a solid 6.255-second elapsed time with a top speed of 225.48 mph, placing him in the seventh position with one session remaining on Saturday, a performance that thrilled the over 4,000 ACDelco guests in attendance.

"It's all about being able to go from A to B. The track was both tricky and good for the Pro Modified cars, so we were happy to put on a good show in front of about 4,000 ACDelco fans, and get our ACDelco Pontiac in the middle of the pack.

"We've got a new engine in the car, and we've been trying to learn its characteristics. We tore it down, and it looks pretty good, so I think there are a couple of cylinders we can lean on a little more, so we'll see if we can improve it some more."

-credit: mm

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