LEICESTER, NY - There's nothing like breaking a winless streak and for Floyd Cheek it was a great feeling. Adding to his excitement was finishing on an even keel with teammate Gene Wilson. The Charlie Hunt duo has worked hard throughout the 2000...
LEICESTER, NY - There's nothing like breaking a winless streak and for Floyd Cheek it was a great feeling. Adding to his excitement was finishing on an even keel with teammate Gene Wilson. The Charlie Hunt duo has worked hard throughout the 2000 IHRA season to maintain their efforts in some of the toughest competition ever. Wilson, newest addition to the Pro Stock Ford camp, has dominated the team's highlights to this point.
Friday's qualifying netted a number five spot for Wilson, and the number nine spot for Cheek. However, in Saturday's first attempt, Wilson was bumped to number nine and Cheek pulled up to number six. Saturday's Night of Fire program began with the Pro Stocks. One more time, Wilson experienced starting line problems; this time violent shake caused him to shut down. Cheek, however, made another great effort, taking the Probe to the number eight spot before the rain halted the action.
Sunday eliminations produced a pair of first round wins for the team. Wilson met Steve Spiess, nailed a holeshot and ran to victory with a 6.805/205.15. Cheek took on Tim Nabors with an almost perfect reaction time (.402) and matched Wilson's elapsed time with a 6.808/205.47.
The team took a one-two in the second round of eliminations. Wilson took on John Montecalvo and even with the starting line advantage, could not overcome Montecalvo. Wilson's Probe ran a 6.825/205.47 against Montecalvo's Chevy with a winning 6.752/206.37.
Cheek faced former teammate Tom Lee, lost the starting line advantage, and couldn't recover. Cheek ran a 6.809/205.85 to Lee's winning 6.736/206.75.
The Charlie Hunt Tennessean Team will take their efforts to Stanton, Michigan August 4-6 as the IHRA and CARQUEST present the 19th Annual CARQUEST Northern Nationals.