Memphis: Bob Vandergriff Jr Saturday summary

Vandergriff qualifies No. 16 in Memphis Memphis, Tenn., (August 19, 2006)- The UPS team had to endure remarkably hot and humid conditions this weekend at Memphis Motorsports Park during qualifying for the O'Reilly Mid-South Nationals. Bob ...

Vandergriff qualifies No. 16 in Memphis

Memphis, Tenn., (August 19, 2006)- The UPS team had to endure remarkably hot and humid conditions this weekend at Memphis Motorsports Park during qualifying for the O'Reilly Mid-South Nationals. Bob Vandergriff Jr. will begin Sunday's elimination's from the No. 16 position. Vandergriff posted consistent runs of 4.789/299.73, 4.872/294.24, and 4.762/295.66 in the rain shorten qualifying sessions.

"The fact that we made it down the racetrack all three times was great," explained Vandergriff. "We are somewhat disappointed that we had cylinder-dropping problems that are easily knocking off 1/10th [of a second] from our runs. I feel if we can get that problem fixed we can run a middle to low 4.60 on Sunday. Our team is headed in the right direction now. It seems that for every change you make, It presents you with a new change that you will need to conquer. We have two brains putting their heads together to figure this all out. I have confidence that Jim and Wayne Dupuy will have this figured out for Sunday."

Vandergriff will meet No. 1 qualifier and defending event champion "Hot Rod" Fuller in round one on Sunday afternoon.

-credit: www.VandergriffMotorsports.com

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