Seattle: Tim Wilkerson Saturday report

WILK SLIPS TO 11th IN A HAZE OF TIRE SMOKE Tim Wilkerson battled a race car that, on this day and on this track, insisted upon making too much power in the middle of the run, leaving him with two tire smokers downtrack. Those two incomplete ...

WILK SLIPS TO 11th IN A HAZE OF TIRE SMOKE

Tim Wilkerson battled a race car that, on this day and on this track, insisted upon making too much power in the middle of the run, leaving him with two tire smokers downtrack. Those two incomplete passes allowed Wilk to slip from seventh to eleventh on the chart, and with that placement he landed a first-round date with alliance teammate Bob Tasca, who qualified No. 6 here.

"The car's just being a little cantankerous today, and we'll have to sort that out before we take those guys on tomorrow," Wilkerson said. "It's been fast early, which is not a bad thing on a track like this, but on the first pass it just got aggressive on us out there before half-track, so we thought we ironed that out on the second pass but it did it again, only a little bit earlier this time.

"We don't like having to race any Fords in round one, but it's very much not on our hit parade to have to face those guys. We'll just have to worry about our car, do the best we can, and see how that works out for us. Tonight, we have plenty of work to do to get ready and figure our stuff out."

-source: twr

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