Pomona II: Morgan Lucas Saturday summary

LUCAS BATTLES FOR POWERADE TOP 10 SPOT POMONA, Ca. (Nov. 11) -- Morgan Lucas will head into the 42nd annual Auto Club Finals, the last NHRA race of 2006 season, from the No. 12 position competing against David Grubnic in the first round of ...

LUCAS BATTLES FOR POWERADE TOP 10 SPOT

POMONA, Ca. (Nov. 11) -- Morgan Lucas will head into the 42nd annual Auto Club Finals, the last NHRA race of 2006 season, from the No. 12 position competing against David Grubnic in the first round of eliminations.

Lucas, whose best time of the weekend is 4.567 at a speed of 324.75 mph from his Thursday run, largely wants to return to his position of being in the POWERade top 10 in the Top Fuel standings. He is currently 11th and only needs to advance a round further than his opponents in competition to proceed into the ninth position giving him the edge over Cory McClenathan and Hillary Will.

On his runs on Saturday, Lucas continued a competitive pace with a lap of 4.587 seconds in his first session, but experienced a significant engine fire on his last attempt resulting with an elapsed time of 5.183 seconds, 185.61 mph.

-credit: lr

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Series NHRA
Drivers David Grubnic , Cory McClenathan , Morgan Lucas , Hillary Will