Memphis: Dave Connolly Saturday summary

Connolly vs. Warren Johnson in First Round MEMPHIS, August 19, 2006 -- MOS -- more of the same -- that's what Dave Connolly expects when the O'Reilly Mid-South Nationals gets underway Sunday at Memphis Motorsports Park. That MOS definitely ...

Connolly vs. Warren Johnson in First Round

MEMPHIS, August 19, 2006 -- MOS -- more of the same -- that's what Dave Connolly expects when the O'Reilly Mid-South Nationals gets underway Sunday at Memphis Motorsports Park.

That MOS definitely includes the stifling conditions that have prevailed during qualifying Friday and Saturday for the 17th of 23 NHRA POWERade Series races. Connolly will be starting eliminations from No. 7 berth after a best of 6.768 seconds in the SKULL Gear Chevy Cobalt.

"I'm not complaining," said the Elyria, Ohio native. "Everybody is running pretty close together. We're in the top half of the field and we're looking forward to eliminations."

He meets veteran Warren Johnson (10th, 6.780 seconds) in the first round for the third time in four races. The split the first two. Connolly is coming off his fourth victory of the season last Sunday at Brainerd, Minn. He is third in points.

-credit: dcr

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Series NHRA
Drivers Warren Johnson , Dave Connolly