Richmond: Tim Wilkerson Friday notes

SAME RESULT - FAR DIFFERENT OUTCOME, FOR WILK This sort of thing doesn't happen often, but on this sunny day in Virginia Tim Wilkerson ran a 4.164 on his first lap, then came back and improved with a 4.161 on the second, but in the process went...

SAME RESULT - FAR DIFFERENT OUTCOME, FOR WILK

This sort of thing doesn't happen often, but on this sunny day in Virginia Tim Wilkerson ran a 4.164 on his first lap, then came back and improved with a 4.161 on the second, but in the process went from the No. 3 spot to outside the top 12. What happened, of course, was a massive move up the performance ladder by just about everyone in Q2, and while Wilk did technically "improve" on his second run, he was bypassed by scores of teams to slide down 10 spots on the sheet.

"It put a hole out just after two seconds, and then ran on seven for the whole second half of the lap," Wilkerson said. "It was right on a 4.10 until then, but you know how that goes. We don't get to record what the car was going to run; we have to take what it actually did run. I don't remember too many days where we made two full laps like that, and improved on the second one, but you'd have to call the first one 'great' and the second one 'lousy' because it looked like they were handing out 4.12s and 4.13s for free out there. I guess I missed the booth where they were giving those away, because we didn't get one."

-credit: twr

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