Tommy Mauney takes short way home after long weekend at Parts Pro North American Nationals EPPING, NH -- Sometimes, adversarial conditions push racers to perform at their best. In spite of losing two qualifying runs on Friday, 2-time World ...
Tommy Mauney takes short way home after long weekend at Parts Pro North American Nationals
EPPING, NH -- Sometimes, adversarial conditions push racers to perform at their best. In spite of losing two qualifying runs on Friday, 2-time World Champion Pro Modified driver Tommy Mauney prepared himself for battle with impressive qualifying runs on Saturday. Going into Sunday's eliminations, Mauney was scheduled to meet former teammate and crew chief, Shannon Jenkins in round one. And Mauney was ready for the competition.
Mauney made an impressive baseline qualifying lap with a 6.45/21897, which was good enough for the fifth spot. He failed to improve on the final attempt and as a result, claimed the 11th spot.
The two-time World Champion had to face former teammate and crew chief Shannon Jenkins in the first round.
Mauney did not intend to play a game of favoritism when he took the track against Jenkins for the first round of eliminations. However , the two staged an interesting qualifying duel. Both scorched the starting line, but it was Jenkins who took the advantage. Mauney recovered and chased Jenkins through the quarter-mile, but to no avail. With a 6.429/216.62 run, Mauney just didn't have enough muscle to overcome the starting line defecit and lost to Jenkins' 6.452/218.62.
Tommy Mauney, winner of the IHRA Amalie Oil Nationals in Bradenton, Fla., plans to continue his championship conquest at the IHRA CARQUEST Autumn Nationals in Rockingham, NC., during the weekend of September 24-26. Mauney, along with each Pro Modified contestant, will be afforded four qualifying runs during the course of the event and the quickest sixteen entries will compete in final eliminations on Sunday. This event will be televised on ESPN2 with the dates TBA in an upcoming issue of Drag Review.