Phoenix: Skuza solidly in on Friday

CHANDLER, Ariz. (Feb. 16, 2001) - Dean Skuza and the Team Mopar/Cornwell Tools Dodge R/T Nitro Funny Car drove to the ninth slot following the first day of qualifying for Sunday's Checker Schuck's Kragen NHRA Nationals at Firebird International ...

CHANDLER, Ariz. (Feb. 16, 2001) - Dean Skuza and the Team Mopar/Cornwell Tools Dodge R/T Nitro Funny Car drove to the ninth slot following the first day of qualifying for Sunday's Checker Schuck's Kragen NHRA Nationals at Firebird International Raceway.

The Brecksville, Ohio resident laid down a solid 4.930-second elapsed time at 306.12 mph, closely matching a second-round effort of 4.932-seconds.

"Well, we've got a bracket car," Skuza said. "It may not be as fast as we want, but it's consistent. We're really going after it tomorrow. I truly think we can snatch the No. 1 slot. (Co-crew chief) Lance (Larsen) is giving us a lot of horsepower and (Co-Crew Chief) John Stewart has the clutch dialed in. It's going to be exciting tomorrow."

-Team Mopar-

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