Las Vegas II: Mopar Motorsports Friday qualifying summary

Stanfield grabs provisional no. 1 qualifier in Las Vegas. ENNIS, Texas -- Mopar Motorsports NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series teams completed the first day of qualifying for this weekend's NHRA national event at The Strip at the Las Vegas Motor...

Stanfield grabs provisional no. 1 qualifier in Las Vegas.

ENNIS, Texas -- Mopar Motorsports NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series teams completed the first day of qualifying for this weekend's NHRA national event at The Strip at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The following are notes and quotes from today's qualifying activity.

GREG STANFIELD, driver of the DBP Enterprises Dodge Neon R/T

Greg Stanfield, driver of the DBP Enterprises Dodge Neon R/T, is gunning for his first No. 1 qualifier of his Pro Stock career. The Bossier City, La., resident and former Pro Stock Truck category standout collected the provisional top slot with a 6.939-second elapsed time at a top speed of 197.83 mph.

"That was quite a boost for this whole team," said Stanfield, who grabbed the top spot in Pro Stock Truck during the first NHRA event at the Strip last season. "My experience in the past has helped at this track. We've really figured out our 60-foot times and we've shown the power. I really want to win this race. I've been working on my reaction times and I've had a couple of decent ones in qualifying."

Stanfield had two-career No. 1 qualifiers in the Pro Stock Truck category.

GENE WILSON, driver of the Mopar Parts Dodge Neon R/T Gene Wilson and the Mopar Parts Dodge Neon R/T collected the provisional 10th qualifying slot. The NHRA Pro Stock rookie ran a 6.963-second elapsed time at 198.09 mph.

"We had some ignition troubles on our first try," said Wilson, who failed to make a first-round pass. "We didn't have any info to run on for tonight, so I'm quite happy with what we did out there tonight."

Wilson has driven to the final round in two of the last three races.

LARRY MORGAN, driver of the Mopar Parts Dodge Neon R/T

Larry Morgan struggled in the first day of qualifying in his Hemi-powered Mopar Parts Dodge Neon R/T. Morgan logged a 7.028-second elapsed time at 197.10 mph.

"We need to work on the first part of the run," Morgan said. "We're going to run very well if we figure that out. I think, looking at the computer, we'd be in the top half of the field."

DARRELL ALDERMAN, driver of the Mopar Parts Dodge Neon R/T

Darrell Alderman just missed making then Pro Stock field. The three-time POWERade Pro Stock World Champion and driver of the Hemi-powered Mopar Parts Dodge Neon R/T drove to a 6.989-second pass at 196.44 mph. The provisional bump spot currently sits at 6.981 seconds.

"We're a little light in the clutch off the starting line," Alderman said. "The car also moved around a little in the lane. We're making progress though. I think we'll be able to get in tomorrow if the weather holds out."

-Mopar.com-

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Series NHRA
Drivers Darrell Alderman , Larry Morgan , Gene Wilson , Greg Stanfield