Baytown: Gary Scelzi Friday summary

Gary Scelzi No. 12 Friday night in Houston. Gary Scelzi, driving the Oakley Time Bomb Dodge Stratus R/T Funny Car, ended up No. 12 after two qualifying sessions, establishing a 5.321/201.43 pass in the final session, despite swerving to the...

Gary Scelzi No. 12 Friday night in Houston.

Gary Scelzi, driving the Oakley Time Bomb Dodge Stratus R/T Funny Car, ended up No. 12 after two qualifying sessions, establishing a 5.321/201.43 pass in the final session, despite swerving to the right and getting out of the groove. He got close to the centerline, but avoided it and shut down before the finish line. In the first run, he smoked the tires at the hit of the throttle.

SCELZI: "We put everything back to the same blower, the same everything to the way we ran it earlier in the year. And the car was going to make it down the race track; it was running very well. It just got over to the right, got out of the groove. And when I yanked it back, it was too violent of a move and I shut it off. The good news is that everything looks like it's going to be normal again. And even better news is that we're gong to run in the daylight tomorrow, so maybe I can see where I'm going."

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