Seattle: Cory McClenathan Friday summary

Crew Chief Wes Cerny Takes Safe Road to 4.741-second Run KENT, Wash., July 21, 2006 -- Wes Cerny played it safe in Friday's second round of qualifying and it paid off with a solid 4.741-second, 310.63-mph effort that put Cory McClenathan and the...

Crew Chief Wes Cerny Takes Safe Road to 4.741-second Run

KENT, Wash., July 21, 2006 -- Wes Cerny played it safe in Friday's second round of qualifying and it paid off with a solid 4.741-second, 310.63-mph effort that put Cory McClenathan and the Carrier Boyz Racing FRAM Boost Top Fuel dragster in seventh place as the Schuck's Auto Supply Nationals opened in 102-degree heat at Pacific Raceways.

The unusually hot temperatures forced crew chiefs to detune the cars.

"Wes told me before the run that his plan was to get the car down the track so he could get data on our new chassis," McClenathan said. "I was real happy with the results. Wes is getting a feel for the chassis and how it works in the heat."

Two more qualifying runs are scheduled Saturday to set the field for Sunday's eliminations.

-cbr

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