Pomona II: David Baca Friday notes

BACA POSTS ANOTHER SOLID LAP IN MATCO TOOLS RAIL, REMAINS SECOND AT POMONA POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 2, 2007) -- David Baca made his sixth consecutive mid-4.5 second qualifying lap in the Matco Tools dragster Friday afternoon at Auto Club Raceway at...

BACA POSTS ANOTHER SOLID LAP IN MATCO TOOLS RAIL, REMAINS SECOND AT POMONA

POMONA, Calif. (Nov. 2, 2007) -- David Baca made his sixth consecutive mid-4.5 second qualifying lap in the Matco Tools dragster Friday afternoon at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. The veteran nitro racer clocked a pass of 4.568 seconds at 329.50 mph Friday afternoon in the Matco Tools rail.

Entering the second day of qualifying for the 2007 NHRA season-finale, Baca used a tune-up from champion crew chief Lee Beard to blister the Auto Club Raceway quarter mile in 4.568 seconds at 329.50 mph to remain second in the 16-car order. Baca posted the fastest speed of Friday's qualifying session in the Matco car. Since returning to the driver's seat last weekend in Las Vegas, Baca has not made a qualifying run slower than 4.568 seconds. His elapsed time was the third quickest on Friday.

"This Matco (Tools)/David Powers team is just awesome," Baca said. "It's just really good to get in the car and go down the track. To have a top-notch car like this one is a dream come true. I'm just thankful for the opportunity. It's a fantasy weekend for me. I don't know if this is the last hurrah or the chance for a new beginning, but I'm just going to enjoy the moment."

-credit: dpm

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Series NHRA
Drivers David Baca , David Powers