Phoenix: Morgan Lucas final summary

Lucas Posts First Round Finish PHOENIX (Feb. 25) -- Morgan Lucas, driver of the Lucas Oil Top Fuel dragster, was defeated in the first round of competition at the 23rd annual Checker Schuck's Kragen Nationals at Firebird Raceway by his teammate,...

Lucas Posts First Round Finish

PHOENIX (Feb. 25) -- Morgan Lucas, driver of the Lucas Oil Top Fuel dragster, was defeated in the first round of competition at the 23rd annual Checker Schuck's Kragen Nationals at Firebird Raceway by his teammate, Melanie Troxel.

Troxel powered her way to the finish line matching her qualifying performance in recording a time of 4.492 seconds, 330.07 mph to Lucas' tire-smoking time of 7.576 seconds, 105.27 mph.

"As I said after qualifying yesterday, one of our cars was going rounds," said Lucas. "The entire team over there has picked up where they left off from last year. We made huge strides this weekend, going A to B, and that's the biggest thing. We smoked the tires first round, but I think there is a big lane problem up there. I think the right lane is not anywhere near as good as the left one. We'll figure it out. We're just going to creep up on it and we'll be the 'Silent Assassin' ".

The next NHRA national event will be 38th annual ACDelco Nationals at the famed Gainesville Raceway, the first east coast drag race of the 2007 season, running on March 16 -- 18.

-credit: lor

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Series NHRA
Drivers Melanie Troxel , Morgan Lucas