Jeg and Troy began the final day of qualifying sitting in the No. 3 and No. 7 spots respectfully. The top 16 spots in Pro Stock were separated by .049 seconds after the first two qualifying sessions.
In the third qualifying session Troy blasted off of the starting line toward the big end. The JEG'S machine made a much smoother run. He ran a 6.936 at 198.90 mph and moved into the No. 8 position. Troy made the sixth quickest and fifth fastest run of the session.
"The car seemed to respond better to the track during the third pass," explained Troy. "The changes that we made to the set up calmed the car down and let the suspension and chassis do their job."
Jeg took on the right lane for his third pass of the weekend. The team went through the car with a fine toothcomb last night and the time was well spent. Jeg ran a 6.917 at 198.76 mph and continued his streak of improving his qualifying time with each run.
Jeg was the second quickest of the session by .010 seconds. He remained in the No. 3 spot with one session left to move up to the No. 1 position.
"The guys did a great job reading the track," commented Jeg. "We need to fine tune the set up a little more for the bumps down track. The changes that we have been making to the set up this weekend are going in the right direction."
The two identical looking yellow and black JEG'S Mail Order Cutlass' were paired together for the final qualifying session of the weekend. Both cars rocketed side-by-side to the finish line. Neither driver improved on their last attempt.
Jeg ran a 7.003 at 197.25 mph and remained in the No. 3 position. In the first round of competition Jeg will face off against Tom Martino.
"Our goal is to meet in the final round tomorrow," said Jeg. "We learned a lot about this track during qualifying and I am looking forward to translating that to round wins on raceday."
Troy laid down a 6.975 at 197.94 mph during the final session. Troy stayed in the No. 8 spot and will go head-to-head against Darrell Alderman in the opening round of the Prolong Northwest Nationals.
"We are ready for raceday," noted Troy. "What we learned during the last two runs in my car will help us tomorrow. The conditions that we had today should be very close to what we will have on tomorrow on raceday."