Pomona: Dave Connolly final summary

Connolly, SKULL GEAR Team Slowed by Tire Shake at Pomona POMONA, Calif., Feb. 12, 2006 -- Dave Connolly's attempt to repeat as NHRA Carquest Auto Parts Winternationals Pro Stock champion lasted less than two seconds Sunday at Auto Club...

Connolly, SKULL GEAR Team Slowed by Tire Shake at Pomona

POMONA, Calif., Feb. 12, 2006 --  Dave Connolly's attempt to repeat as NHRA
Carquest Auto Parts Winternationals  Pro Stock champion lasted less than two
seconds Sunday at Auto Club Raceway at  Pomona.

Severe tire shake sent the SKULL GEAR Pro Stock Chevrolet Cobalt toward the right guard wall and Connolly immediately got out of the throttle. He coasted down the track in 13.330 seconds at 65.28 mph while Eric Enders took the win light with 6.773 at 204.14.

"It was not a good weekend for us," said Connolly. "We didn't get down the race track all weekend."

Crew chief Terry Adams was frustrated, too. "I didn't figure it would shake on that run," he commented. "I thought we'd spin the tires, if they did anything."

Adams and the crew will  regroup and prepare for the second of 23 POWERade
Series events, the Checkers,  Schuck's, Kragen Nationals, Feb. 24-25, at Phoenix.

-jls-

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Drivers Terry Adams , Dave Connolly