sears Point: Mopar round two notes

SONOMA, Calif. (Aug. 5, 2000) - The following is a summary of quotes from Dodge Motorsports and Team Mopar drivers after the second round of qualifying for the Autolite NHRA Nationals at Sears Point Raceway.=20 (Numbers denote elapsed time, ...

SONOMA, Calif. (Aug. 5, 2000) - The following is a summary of quotes from Dodge Motorsports and Team Mopar drivers after the second round of qualifying for the Autolite NHRA Nationals at Sears Point Raceway.=20

(Numbers denote elapsed time, speed, qualifying position and qualifying lane)

(LARRY MORGAN, driver of the Dodge Motorsports Pro Stock Avenger)
(7.069 - 197.02 - 21st - Left )

"If it wasn't for being really sideways at the start, we would have had a great run. I think I could have run a 6.95 or 6.96, but we just made a poor run. We did have a bad clutch in there. We borrowed a clutch from David (Nickens, co-owner of Nickens Brothers Racing that fields the Team Mopar Dodge Avengers of Scott Geoffrion and Darrell Alderman.) and it was the same one that was in Mark Ingersoll's car at Denver (Bandimere Speedway). We found out it was bad and have corrected that. We should be in good shape for tomorrow."

(SCOTT GEOFFRION, driver of the Team Mopar Pro Stock Dodge Avenger)
(7.068 - 197.22 - 20th - Left)

"It shook (the tires) pretty hard out of the box. I'm confident - with what Darrell ran - that we'll have a good qualifying day tomorrow. We just need to be a little more consistent, and we'll be okay."

(DARRELL ALDERMAN, driver of the Team Mopar Pro Stock Dodge Avenger)
(6.965 - 198.03 - 4th - Right)

"We didn't have our computer running in the first round, so we didn't have any information. We changed it around a little bit for the second round. The car absolutely flew.

"The right lane was good for me me. I know some others have had trouble, but we we're pretty good."

(DEAN SKUZA, driver of the Matco Tools/Mopar Parts Dodge Avenger Nitro Funny Car)
(5.133 - 293.09 - eighth - Left)

"We were a little conservative on that run. I just wanted to get it in the show and we accomplished that. We're going to pick it up tomorrow and run a low 4.90."

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Series NHRA
Drivers Darrell Alderman , Scott Geoffrion